Vice prosecutor Agnetha Hilding Qvarnström requested he remain in custody because he is considered a flight risk. In addition, she argued, the man could also continue with his criminal activities or destroy evidence if released.
According to newspaper Göteborgs-Posten, the man's mother said that her son, his partner, and their child travelled to Somalia about a year ago, returning to Sweden in March. While he was away, the police interrogated his friends, she told the newspaper.
The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) had had the man under observation for some time before his arrest.