Somalia: Farmaajo faces backlash towards Ikran fee of inquiry
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The drama and controversy surrounding the loss of life of Ikran Tahlil, a junior worker on the National Intelligence and Security Agency [NISA], appears removed from over, following the final conflict between the household and the outgoing president Farmaajo.
On Monday, Farmaajo, whose staff has been linked to the homicide, appointed a 5-member fee that will examine the controversial loss of life earlier than giving suggestions. The 5 embrace two attorneys normal.
But in an announcement launched by Qali Mohamud, the mom of the deceased, the household accused Farmaajo of being a stumbling block for the investigations, including that they’d not cooperate with the fee that was appointed by Farmaajo.
The mom has at all times insisted that the household would solely tolerate a trial by the army courtroom, which she described as “efficient and impartial”. Farmaajo, she added, was “determined to ensure that we are denied access to justice, which is our right”.
Qali additionally stated the household will file a criticism towards outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo if he fails to chorus from making an attempt to impede the investigation. The fee’s appointment got here days after Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble handed over accountability to the army tribunal.
A supply instructed Axadlethat Roble was unaware of the appointment and nonetheless stands by his determination to present the army tribunal the accountability of finishing up investigations. Incidentally, state media didn’t launch the Farmaajo staff’s assertion.
Ikran Tahlil went lacking in June this yr and after months of frantic search by the household, the spy company [NISA] introduced his loss of life, blaming Al-Shabaab in the method. Activists denounced the allegations, arguing that he was not accountable.
The Prime Minister reacted by sacking the boss of the NISA, Fahad Yasin, linked to the controversy, changing him with Lieutenant-General Bashir Mohamed Jama alias Goobe. However, Farmaajo denounced the adjustments earlier than appointing Yasin Abdullahi to the identical put up.