Somali policeman jailed for 8 years over extortion

MOGADISHU (Caasimada Online)–Somali police officer has been sentenced to 8-years in prison for his role relating to commit extortion and robbery in the capital of Mogadishu.

Mohamed Abdikarim Abdullahi was sentenced to remain 8-years in jail for robbing of mobile phones at gunpoint in Somali capital.

The court said he was arrested by security forces after operation in the capital Mogadishu.

court heard that Abdullahi was convicted for committing series of robbery.

In one case his victim ran into a mosque but Abdullahi followed him inside to take phone.

The robbery cases has been rising in the capital for the past months, after country’s security ministry made security soldiers’ reshuffle.

Last week, four armed men, whose faces covered with bandanas pointed their handguns (pistols) at dozens of people having lunch at busy restaurant in the country’s largest Bakara market in the capital of Mogadishu.

The suspects reportedly robbed up to 30 people from all their money and smart-phones, according to a witness, who asked to be unnamed, because of reprisal attack on his life.

Mogadishu capital has been witnessing series of assassinations against Somali soldiers, civil servants, and other senior government staff members as some of the attack were claimed by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group based in Somalia.

Caasimada Online
Mogadishu News Desk