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Soldier to face death for murder of civilian in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (SD) – A military court in Mogadishu has sentenced to death a soldier who was found guilty of killing a civilian in the city.

The court sitting in the capital Monday condemned Omar Muhudin Mohamud to face the firing squad for the murder of Abdullahi Mohamed Hassan in Bondhere district.

Colonel Hassan Ali Nur Shute, the armed forces military tribunal chairperson said the Court established beyond reasonable doubt based on witness testimonies that the convict was responsible for the murder of the Hassan.

“The court has found Omar Muhyadin Mohamud guilty of murdering Abdullahi Mohamed Hassan. After we received different eyewitness testimonies, the court convicted Omar, and ordered death sentence for him,” Shute said.

The defendant has 21 days to appeal the case.

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