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#Ethiopia: "Former Chief Administrator of #Ethiopia-n Somali Regional State, Abdi Mohamed Omer, has been arrested." government affiliated @fanatelevision reported.
Update: The federal attorney general's office said Abdi Iley is arrested on suspicion of gross human rights violations as well as instigating ethnic & religious violence, the state broadcaster ETV says. The police is also arresting other individuals suspected of links with him
Update: The police have said they have found five Kalashnikov and four pistols at the house where former #Somali state president Abdi Iley was arrested earlier. The fire arms were placed under police jurisdiction.
Breaking: Fed. Police Commission Commissioner General Zeyinu Jemal told FBC 6 other senior officials from the #Somali state who have lost their immunity from prosecution are now arrested. They include Ibrahim Mubarak, mayor of #Jigjiga & Rahma Haybe, head, women's affairs bureau
The other officials who are arrested include: Abdijamal Ahmed, head, Justice bureau, Ibrahim Adan Sa’ab, head, education bureau; Omar Mohamed Rooti & Deq Burale Laba-go’le, both members of the regional parliament. The Somali state parliament revoked their immunity last Sunday
However, Abdijamal & Ibrahim (L & R) were reportedly arrested in #Somaliland last week for illegal entry, as per reports from #Somaliland media. The report on FanaBC neither mentioned the names of the six, nor explained if they were already extradited…
Update: State affiliated FanaBC reports former Somali state Pres. Abdi Muhamud Omer (Abdi Iley) appeared in court today. But the portal didn't mention which federal court he appeared. Abdi Iley was formally arrested on Monday at his residence near Atlas Hotel in #AddisAbeba.
Six others also appeared in court today
Abdijemal Kelonbi- Head of Justice Bureau; Rahma Mohammed, Head of Women’s & Children’s Bureau; Ibrahim Mehd, Head of Education Bureau; Ibrahim Mohammed Mubarek, Mayor of Jigjiga...… still no mention of the fed court
Update: Former #Somali regional state police commissioner Ferhan Tahir is arrested. Ferhan appeared in court today, this report said. He will be the 8th high level official to be placed in federal custody potentially facing criminal & terrorism charges…
Update: The fed high court 19th criminal bench rejected a bail request by Abdi Iley & 3 suspects detained with him. The court granted additional 14 days for the police to remand & investigate Abdi Iley & other officials detained with him; court adjourned next hearing until Sep.14
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