MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News) – A military court in Mogadishu sentenced a police officer to 8 years in military prison on Monday after he was found guilty of robbing residents in the city.
Mid last Month, the local authorities of Hodan district launched operation after passers-by reported to them that they had encountered an armed person at a nearby mosque.
On 17th September, the authorities and officers arrested Constable Mohamed Abdikarim Abdullahi for alleged robbery.
In a statement, Somali military court said Mohamed was found guilty of robbing local residents in a suburb in Hodan district following several court proceedings
Mr. Abdullahi was convicted for committing series of robbery including a case whereby victim ran into a mosque and followed him inside to take phone.
“After the conclusion of the court proceedings, the first-degree court convicted Mr. Mohamed Abdikarim Abdullahi was sentenced eight years in military prison,” the statement reads in part.
Meanwhile, the military court judge stressed that the defendant can pursue an appeal.
The military court often carries out sentences and executions to Al-Shabaab fighters and government soldiers who commit crimes despite condemnation from human rights groups including the European Union.