Police officer sentenced to death, colleague to 5 years for murder of civilian

A military court in Mogadishu Saturday sentenced a police officer to death and another to five years for the murder and injury of civilians at a checkpoint in Mogadishu.

The court heard that Hassan Hussein Mohamed and his colleague Hassan Muse Warsame opened fire at the deceased named Istar Mohamed Abdulle and her sister Faduma Mohamed Abdulle who sustained injuries. The incident took place on September 7.

The court handed a death sentence to Mohamed and condemned Warsame to five years behind bars in addition a penalty of compensation to the family of the deceased.

The judge,Lieutenant Colonel Hassan Ali Nur Shute said the defendants had 30 days to file an appeal.

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