MOGADISHU (SD) – The family of Ikran Tahlil Farah, a female intelligence agent who disappeared without trace late last June, has rejected a presidential decree directing an inquiry team to investigate Ikran’s case.
On Monday evening, the outgoing president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo asked five member committee drawn from offices of NISA, office, military and Attorney-General to probe the circumstances under which spy agent Ikran Tahlil Farah vanished and died.
The three committee members will be nominated later by the Somali Police Force Commander, the Commander of the Somali National Army and Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) chief.
“I hereby appoint a 5-Member Commission of inquiry Chaired by the Attorney-General and deputized by Head of Military Court to expedite investigations on the case of Ikran Tahlil Farah and to hand over the findings and evidence to responsible legal institutions for the execution of Justice,” tne statement reads in part.
Hours later, in an interview with a local television, Ikran’s mother Qali Mohamud Guhad has threatened to reject the results of the investigation by the appointed commission.
“We are not satisfied and will not accept Farmaajo’s latest decree where he appointed a committee to investigate Ikran Tahlil’s case,” said Ikran’s mother Qali Mohamud Guhad. “We only trust the Military Tribunal which has already received our complaint.”
The family has long been asking the government to come clean about the case of their daughter’s disappearance.
Ms. Ikran was reportedly abducted from home near the headquarters of Somalia’s intelligence and Security Agency (NISA).
According to multiple sources, Ms. Ikran was last seen as she boarded an undemented car from her home.
Sources noted the young spy agent had received a call before she left and boarded a car outside her home at about 8 pm local time.