Somaliland jails 3 Youths over an Attack on a Japanese Photographer

Hargeysa central prison in Somaliland. Photo credit: Online.

A court in Hargeisa, the capital of the self breakaway region of Somaliland yesterday sentenced 3 young people to two years and nine months in jail for robbing a Japanese photographer in the town.

On the 24th December 2017, Kazawa Taichi, a Japanese Photographer was robbed of an amount totaling US$ 5,000,000, his passport, camera lens and a hard disk.

Disguised as clients, the three teenagers had initially asked for a picture of two of them when they met him but the third one went behind his back and took out the alleged amount and other items from a bag strapped on the victim’s shoulder and ran away with them.

Somaliland police spokesperson captain Faisal Haji Mohammed said the youths had bought a luxury car with the stolen money.

Goobjoog News


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