Military Court Hands Death Sentence to Al-Shabaab Militant, Jails 4 Others

A Somali military court handed death sentence to one Al-Shabaab militant captured and jailed four others.

The four others got jail terms after the military court found them guilty of involvement in hotel explosions within the capital city, Mogadishu.

The jailed include; Abdikadir Abukar, Mohamed Omar Akile, Daud Mohamed Ali and Abdullahi Ibrahim Gesey. The four were accused of carrying out bomb attack explosions in three hotels along Makkah Almukarah road in Mogadishu.

The verdicts was announced by Colonel Hassan Ali Noor Shute, the chairperson of the First Degree Military Court.

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

“The Court has sentenced Abdikadir Abukar Shair to death, Mohamed Omar Akile to a life sentence, Daud Mohamed Ali to 10 years behind bars and Abdullahi Ibrahim Gesey to 2 years in a military prison,” said Colonel Shute.

The Court specifically found Shair to be the mastermind behind the killing of innocent civilians in three hotels situated along Makkah Al Mukarah road.

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