April 17, 2012 ·8 Comments
HARGEISA(SomalilandPress)–The Chief magistrate of Maroodi jeeh regional court for first time heard the mentioning of the case against Five suspects accused in a corruption case after been arraigned in a hargeisa court. The five suspects accused for corruption charges are the former Governor of maroodi jeeh region ahmed omar Haji abdillahi ,the
former director general in the ministry of resettlement Axmed Cilmi Barre advisor to Vice president of JSL osman said jama, a local businessman and a broker based at the berbera ports.
The accused made their first appearance in court after they were arrested one month ago, the state prosecutor read the charges leveled against the them which state as follows “the five accused who are standing before this court are accused of been involved in misappropriation of a food aid consignment donated by the Sultunate of Oman to feed the less fortunate but they siphoned off the aid for their personal gains’ said the state counsel.
The chief magistrate of Maroodi jeeh court Abdi rashiid Mohamed Mohamud (Duraan) asked those accused to enter plea, in which they entered a plea of not guilty. The magistrate adjnouered the proceedings until further date but he
didn’t give a specific date for the trial. Security was tight at the court during the hearing with most roads
leading to the court house cordoned off to the public this because of the sensitive nature of the case.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Reported by Goth Mohamed, Somalilandpress, Hargeisa.