08 November 2023 :

A military court in Mogadishu has upheld the death sentence slapped on a tuk-tuk driver who had been convicted of murdering a police officer in Mogadishu, Garowe Online reported on November 7, 2023.
The military court discredited the appeal lodged by Abdullahi Abdi Mustafa, who had been convicted for the death of constable Abdikarin Ibrahim Ali alias Awdaango, a popular police officer in Mogadishu. The death happened in December 2022 according to court records.
The convict carried out the murder around the Afisyoni area, a highly protected place just near where the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia [ATMIS] offices and diplomatic missions stay.
Prosecutors proved their case beyond reasonable doubt, the court ruled.
In the first instance, the military court slapped the convict with a death sentence in February before he rushed to the appeal, seeking reprieve.
The court had also sentenced another police officer, identified as Dahir Abdi Mustaf to four years in jail for abetting the crime. Documents provided in court show that Abdullahi Abdi Mustafa was stopped by constable Awdaango who asked for some documents, but the former took a gun from his brother Dahir Abdi Mustafa and shot him dead at close range.
Dahir was attached to Banadir Police.


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