Jubbaland minister jailed in Mogadishu escapes

Mogadishu (SD) – Somali Deputy Police Commissioner General Zakiya Hussein announced on her Twitter that Jubbaland Security Minister Abdirashid Hassan Janan escaped from his detention center.

Minister Janan is believed to have been moved from his jail cell and was under house arrest for the past five days at a house near the NISA headquarters in Mogadishu.

The commander requested that the public notify security agencies if they have information on his whereabouts or see the reginal Minister.

Minister Janan was arrested at Mogadishu airport on his way to Ethiopia on August of last year, the Somali Federal Government accused the Jubbaland interior minister of unspecified crimes.

As of yet the Jubbaland authorities did not comment on the Federal government’s claim that Minister Janan had escaped from detention.

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