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Mogadishu military court gave 15 years jail term to Al-Shabaab member

Storyline:National News, Security

A military court in Mogadishu has sentenced Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed 15 years of jail term for belonging to the militant group Al-Shabaab.

The first division court ruled that Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed was guilty of belonging to Al-Shabaab.

Mohamed who was handed 15 years jail term joined Al-Shabaab in August 2018 and was based in Mogadishu for delivering light weapons to the assailants at their hiding places in the capital Mogadishu.

Mohamed Abdullahi used to deliver the weapons from Lower Shabelle region to their hides in the Capital like Suqa Xoolaha, Arafat and Towfiiq as the court said.

Security forces have arrested Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on February this year in Mogadishu while he was carrying a bag with pistols.

Military court chairman Col. Hassan Noor Shute said the court found Mohamed Abdullahi for guilty of various charges and handed over the sentences in accordance with the law.

“The accused can appeal if they are not satisfied with the sentences meted out to him” added Colonel Shute.

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