Somali police officers arrested for ‘bribe’
MOGADISHU — Somalia has been intensifying fighting againts corruptions as police officers were put into behind bars for alleged corruption scandel in Mogadishu.
Three police officers were surprised at being caught red-handed allegedly taking a bribe and being jailed over an arrest – warrant issued by Somali military court in Mogadishu.
The suspects are due to make a court appearance in a court in Mogadishu to face the charges against them.
Here is the list of police officers arrested for ‘bribe’
1: Colonel Abdirisak SomaneHussein,
2: Abdi Omar Isak
3: Abdifatah Mohamud Abdi
In an online statement, Somali military court says an investigation relating to their case had started.
There were no comments from the detained police officers over the fraud allegations.
Somali police soldiers arrested a court official on Sunday after he was accused of losing public funds.
Corruption Rife In Somalia
United Nations officials are offering a mixed but mainly negative year-end assessment of conditions in Somalia, while warning of a “grim” humanitarian outlook for 2018.
The UN envoy to Somalia, Michael Keating, says progress towards stability is being impeded by extreme drought and hunger, by Al-Shabaab’s continued ability to slaughter large numbers of civilians, and other “enormous challenges”.
Keating says these included pervasive corruption, most obviously in politics, and powerbrokers’ willingness to use violence, or the threat of violence, against opponents while in a review of Somalia’s status”.
UN says Somalis deserve better than to watch as the most privileged compete for personal gain at a time when they face so much adversity and insecurity.