AN Albanian man who is accused of trying extort money off prostitutes in the city was refused bail when he appeared before Limerick Distict Court.
Jenfir Hoda, 30, of no fixed abode is accused of demanding money with menaces from two Romanian women on dates between December 6, 2010 and December 20, 2010.
The offences are alleged to have happened at different locations in the city centre.
Sgt Donal Cronin, Henry Street, opposed a bail application saying the identity and nationality of the defendant were “unknown and uncertain” as he is known to have used different aliases in the past.
Det Garda Pat Whelan said there is strong evidence in the case and he said he believed the defendant would not stand trial if released.
Solicitor Andrew D’Arcy said his client has strong ties to Limerick as he has two children from a previous relationship with an Irish woman.
Judge Eamon O’Brien remanded Hoda in custody until May 23, next.