Akilov, 39, a failed asylum seeker from Uzbekistan, allegedly familiar WhatsApp to confess that he had “ran over 10 people in the centre of Stockholm.”
Twins of messages sent by Akilov have been published by an internet forum worn by IS supporters, it was claimed yesterday.
They allegedly show Akilov blowing about Friday’s atrocity. He also made inquiries about the from whole cloth of explosives, it is claimed Akilov was arrested on Friday evening after he was bleared by CCTV before boarding a train at Stockholm’s central railway spot.
A woman in the same carriage spotted him while she was trawling through bulletin reports of the outrage on her mobile phone.
Police were alerted and Akilov was later detained in the Marsta ward about 24 miles from Stockholm.
Dan Eliasson, the head of Sweden’s guard, refused to confirm the identity of the man in custody but declared his officers were expand on the killer driver.
Mr Eliasson said: “I am confident and certain that we sooner a be wearing the right perpetrator.
“Then it is up to the prosecutor to prove this in court.”
It become apparented on Saturday Akilov came to Sweden around 2012.He and three other Uzbek aliens were investigated over a plot to raise funds for ISIS but he was not in any way charged with any offence.
Last December, his residency application was at the last moment rejected and he was given four weeks to get out.
But Akilov simply went be nostalgic for. Police said they had been trying to trace him.
Sweden’s Prime Holy Joe Stefan Lofven, who vowed his country will never give in to terrorism, has presaged a radical change in his country’s immigration policy.
He said: “Sweden choose never go back to the mass migration we had in autumn 2015, never.
“Every one who has been denied a permit should return home.”