Somalia soldier receives jail sentence for killing suspected Al Shabaab prisoner

Tuesday March 14, 2023


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Mogadishu (AX) – A soldier in Somalia has been sentenced to 5 years in jail by a navy court docket on Tuesday for killing a suspected Al Shabaab member who was additionally a prisoner.

The court docket determined Major Abdullahi Mohamed Osoble responsible of drowning Adan Gara Habarwa for the period of an interrogation session on February 23. Habarwa, together with two others, was suspected of being concerned within the assassination of Mohamed Aweys, commander of the Somali armed forces’ twenty eighth battalion. Aweys was killed in an explosion on February 18 within the Beled Hawo district, and Habarwa was the sole civilian suspect among the many three.Following the interrogation incident, Osoble was detained by the safety prone. However, when the navy tried to maneuver him to Mogadishu on February 28, a gunfight broke out at an airstrip within the Dolow district on February 28. The battle led to the deaths of 4 men and women, inclusive of the airport safety commander, and injured three others. Militia forces had tried to avert Osoble from leaving the airport to precise vigilante justice.

The chief justice of the navy court docket, Major Hassan Ali Nur Shute, delivered the jail sentence.

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