close
close

Detainee accused of allegedly failing to comply with visa curfew

An immigration detainee believed to have been released last year appeared in court after allegedly violating curfew restrictions and tampering with his ankle bracelet.

Kimbengere Gosoge, 42, faced Midland Court in Perth today.

Police alleged he breached the conditions of his visa between Friday last week and yesterday.

Kimbengere Gosoge, 42, faced Midland Court in Perth.
Kimbengere Gosoge, 42, faced Midland Court in Perth. (Nine)

They also claimed that the man from the East African country of Burundi tampered with his ankle monitoring device.

He is believed to have been released from an immigration detention center under a November Superior Court ruling.

If convicted, the 42-year-old could face maximum penalties of five years in prison and a $94,000 fine.

He will appear in court again in two weeks.

Perth CBD.
Australian Federal Police arrested a 42-year-old man yesterday after he was found in Perth. (Cameron Myles)

Dozens of those detained by the Australian government were released last year after the High Court ruled that indefinite detention was unlawful.

The government, which challenged the ruling in court, was forced to pass curfew and surveillance laws in response.

Last week, another detainee was charged in Perth with alleged violent attack of a grandmother and the theft of $200,000 in jewelry from her home.