Military court sentence police officer to death for killing a civilian

A military court in Mogadishu has Monday sentenced to death a police officer found guilty of killing a minibus driver and injury one of the passenger on 06-01-2019 at Siinka dheer a police checkpoint between Mogadishu and Afgoye

Colonel Hussein Mohamed Mohamud, one of the judges of the Supreme Court of the Armed Forces read the verdict to the media and declared that Abdullahi Hassan Mohamed Ali has committed the crime deliberately and killed Mohamed Ismail Qaboobe on 6th January this year at Siinka dheer.

“Abdullahi Hassan Mohamed has also injured unarmed civilians who were on board of the minibus driven by the deceased Mohamed Ismail,” added Colonel Hussein.

The judge noted the defendant can appeal the case.

The military court often carries out sentences and executions to Al-Shabaab militants and government soldiers who commit crimes despite condemnation from human rights groups including the European Union.

Goobjoog News

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