Four Gabiley city councilors arrested

Gabiley July 24,2019(SD)-Four Gabiley city council members arrested and then sent to Hargeisa Jail.

The city councilors were opposition to Gabiley’s mayor Mohamed Amin Omar, whom they wanted removed from office, accusing him of corruption and inaction.

Although the government has yet to comment on the arrests of the four lawmakers, the law does not allow  the councilors to be detained because of their immunity, reports say they have a dispute with the mayor, demanding a resignation.

Somaliland Ministry of interior has recently issued a decree to dismiss all of the city councilors special meetings to depose mayors.

The arrested MPs are Burale Mawled Aw Abdi, MP Hassan Mohamed Dhegjar, MP Mahdi Mohamed Hashi Jiijaa and MP IId Hassan Abdi.

Other Gabiley city councilors said that even if they would all be  arrested they would not stop sacking the mayor and his deputies, because the law and the constitution is on their side.

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