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Qld man gets bail in alleged torture case

AAP logoAAP 11/01/2017 Scott Bailey

A man charged over the alleged torture and armed robbery of another man on the Gold Coast last week has been granted bail.

Yunus Badaa, 24, is charged with a number of offences relating to the January 5 incident, in which a 26-year-old alleges he was tied to a chair and assaulted by 16 men at a mechanic's workshop before managing to escape by jumping out a window.

Badaa's lawyer, Dave Garratt, told Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday, his client had not been involved in any assault, but had been present during the alleged incident and had only been identified by a photo-board.

Police will allege that Badaa is a friend of the victim and had received a call from him earlier that morning.

Badaa is one of five men to be charged over the matter, with further arrests possible.

Another 24-year-old man from Biggera Waters, Victor Wolfram, faced Southport Magistrates court on Thursday in relation to the incident, but did not apply for bail.

He'll re-appear later this month.

Alexander Pasquill, 24, was granted bail in the same court last Friday, while two other men - Jaymin Higham and Giovanni Vladik - remain in custody after appearing on Wednesday.

Each of the men have been charged with deprivation of liberty, torture, armed robbery and assault occasioning bodily harm following the alleged ordeal, with the victim claiming he was blindfolded and driven around south Brisbane and the Gold Coast before he had paint thinner poured over him.

Police believe all the men are known to each other.

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