Four prison wardens acquitted of robbery charges in Mogadishu

A military court in Mogadishu has acquitted four prison wardens today after  it found them innocent of robbery charges.

The court ruled today that there was no sufficient evidence against the four wardens- Ali Mohamud Ahmed, Abdi Haji Bashir, Ahmed Abdirisaq Ahmed and Abdifatah Abdulkadir Ahmed.

The four had been charged of robbing residents in Garasbaley in Deynile district in the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu.

But the courts martial judge Hassan Ali Shuute struck down the prosecution’s evidence today noting it was not sufficient to pin the four suspects for the alleged crimes.

“After the Judges heard the case on two separate times, the court has finally decided to grant freedom to the four officer as there is no criminal case against them,” the judge said in his ruling Monday.

The four officers were arrested September 25 in Garasbaley and later transferred to the central jail in Mogadishu as investigations continued.

The case was first heard on 11th of this month when the prosecution requested for more time to build their case against the four.

The case came up on the 18th and concluded today with a no-case to answer verdict delivered today.

 

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