Somalia military court sentences police officer to death
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali military court on Monday sentenced a police officer to death after he was found guilty of murdering a civilian in the vicinity of Mogadishu on 6th January of this year, Garowe Online reports.
A court judge read the verdict on state-run broadcasting Television, saying that the policeman, Abdullahi Hassan Mohamed has deliberately shot dead a passenger bus driver, Mohamed Ismail at Siinka Dheere area, outside the capital.
“The Court sentenced the police officer to death after finding him guilty of killing Abdullahi Hassan Mohamed on 6th January of this year,” said Mohamud Hussein, a judge at the first-degree military court.
He added that there had been another unarmed civilian among the people onboard the bus sustained wounds in the shooting. The court has stripped the officer of his rank in the Somali police force before sentencing him to death.
The military court often carries out sentences and executions to Al-Shabaab militants and government soldiers who commit crimes despite condemnation from human rights groups, including the European Union [EU].