GOOBJOOG NEWS|MOGADISHU: Embattled immediate former NISA chief Fahad Yasin and three other senior officials at the agency may have had a hand in the death of Ikran Farah Tahlil, the former female spy agent whose death has shocked the country and put Prime Minister Mohamed Roble and outgoing President Mohamed Farmaajo on a catastrophic war-path.
According to charges filed by the family lawyer Dahir Ali at the military court in Mogadishu, the mother of the deceased agent Qali Guhad singles out Fahad Yasin who was recently moved to Villa Somalia as chief of staff, NISA political and security assistant Abdullahi Kulane, Abdikani Wadna-qabad and Yasin Farey.
Fahad Yasin, the family says was in contact with Ikran a couple of times and even asked her not to leave the country so that she could continue working with the agency. According to the mother of the deceased, Yasin was perhaps one of the last people to call Ikran before she disappeared. Ikran’s mother says in the court papers that Yasin promised Ikran a job and asked her to wait for a call. “The call finally came but that was the last time we saw my daughter.”
Qali has in previous interviews accused Yasin of ‘cover-up’ and silence over the fate of her daughter. Al-Shabaab, which Yasin accused of kidnapping and murdering the agent has since distanced itself from the accusations.
Abdullahi Kulane who was by then the deputy director of NISA threatened Ikran ‘several times’ the family says. Qali claims that her daughter informed her that Kulane had threatened her on several occasions. Kulane was fired on July 24 but returned as security and political assistant by Yasin two days later.
Abdikani Wadna-qabad drove the car that picked Ikran on June 26 when she was last seen alive, the accusations read while Yasin Farey received Ikran after she was delivered to him by Abdikani.
Prime Minister Mohamed Roble has directed the military prosecutor in Mogadishu to expedite the case.