GOOBJOOG NEWS | MOGADISHU: The Banadir regional court Thursday begun hearing cases against several former government officials accused of embezzling millions of public funds.
The accused include Mohamed Adan Koofi, the former Director General of the Immigration and Citizenship Agency, who allegedly embezzled 4 million dollars from the agency’s coffers.
Abdulqadir Cilmi Ali, who served as the Director General of the Immigration and Citizenship Agency is also participating in the embezzlement of government revenue amounting to 5,327,355 dollars.
The court also received the cases of Osman Hassan Cosoble, Abdikafi Hassan Mohamed and Muxiyadiin Hassan Jurus Saabeey, who were the Director of Revenue of the Ministry of Finance in the East, and are accused of embezzling 20 million dollars of public funds.
The court is expected to deliver its verdicts in the coming days, as the Somali government continues its efforts to combat corruption and improve accountability in the public sector.