MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali regional court official has been arrested by police soldiers in Mogadishu over alleged corruption scandal, a court chief said.
Abdulkadir Abdullahi Hassan, an assistant at Banadir regional court was arrested after ordering his detention by regional chief of Banadir court, Mouse Mo’alim Mohamed.
Mohamed says Hassan is expected to appear in court in Mogadishu, in a bid to find out alleged corruption scandal.
He added that Hassan had been accused of taking large some of bribes.
Mohamed said there were 240 cases of corruptions which are now under investigations.
There was no comment from Hassan’s office over the fraud allegations.
His detention comes a day after Somali Attorney General, Ahmed Dahir Ali accused deputy of country’s Foreign Minister, Mukhtar Mohamed Da’ud of losing ‘public funds’, using his own interests.
However, Somali leaders pledged to fight against corruption, saying anyone who is found alleged corruption scandal will be in behind bars and put on the trail.