SOMALIA: GALMUDUG COURT CARRIES OUT DEATH PENALTY
March 21, 2011: a court in the Galmudug administration of Southern Galkayo, Somalia, carried out a death penalty sentence on a suspect that was accused of murdering a local businessman in the coastal town of Hobyo.
The suspect, whose name was Dahir Mohamed, was reported to have killed a businessman identified as Mohamed Abdi Jama on February 20 this year.
Judge Shiekh Ali Mohamed of Galmudug district court said that the court found the accused guilty after witnesses and enough evidences were produced.Â The judge said the family of the businessman the suspect was accused of killing could not agree any ruling other than death penalty.
This is the first death penalty that has been carried out by a court of the Galmudug administration. (Sources: Sunatimes, 21/03/2011)