The office of the Attorney General issued warrant to arrest the district commissioner Abdiaziz Durow and Mayor Osman Gedi Elmi over mismanagement of food aid brought by the federal government of Somalia, to be distributed to the displaced people living in Buulo-burde district.
The attorney general of Somali government Ahmed Ali Dahir speaking to the media confirmed the arrest of those two officials of Bullo-Burde district and that they did a thorough probe to confirm the allegations.
“It is unfortunate that someone claiming be government official to plunder food aid intended to be given needy people which it is transportation claimed death of eight soldiers” the attorney general said.
On the other hand Mr. Ahmed underscored that they sent police officials to further investigations about the case.
This is the second arrest of public official over food aid diversion in a week, Hamar Weyne District commissioner, Mogadisho was also arrested for allegedly selling food aid, but was later cleared of the charges and released.
Government seems to be talking tough stand against corruption and misappropriation of public funds.