Somalia: Hargiessa Supreme Court releases corruption suspects
Hargeissa (RBC) the supreme court of Marodi-jeeh region has on Wednesday freed the detained former Marodi-Jeeh Governor Ahmed Omar Hajji and the director general of rehabilitation and resettlement ministry of Somaliland Ahmed Elmi Barre.
The released individuals and five other members was sentenced by Hargeisa High court early march this year after the court ruled that they corrupted a relief aid that was intended for the internal displaced people.
The court has been sentenced Ahmed Omar and Ahmed Elmi for two years in prison on March this year after they were accused of a transparent corruption.
On June the court ruled and sentenced Ahmed Omar, who was the governor of Morodij-eeh region, former resettlement ministry director general Ahmed Elmi Barre, the adviser of Somaliland vice-president Said Osman Jama, three business men and a contractor.
How ever, Abdirahman Hayan the head of supreme court has on Wednesday officially announced the release of the dignitaries who have been in detention for months for corruption allegations.
‘’ we are grateful to get back our freedom and happy with the decision by the court. We thank every one involved for our release and any one grieved for our detention’’ Said Ahmed Omar Haji.