Minister’s guard kills official from office of Attorney General

One of the Somali minister of justice’s security details has killed an official working at the office of the attorney general in the capital Mogadishu.

The incident happened at Tre-piano. The killer tried to escape but was captured by soldiers who were nearby and is current in detention.

Attorney General Suleiman Mohamed Mohamud, who commented on the killing, said:

“I would like to send my condolences to the family, relatives and the staff at the Office of the Attorney General over the shocking death of Mohamed Abdulqadir Ilmi, who has unjustly killed in Mogadishu today. Ilmi was one of the staff of the [attorney general’s] office… His killer has been arrested and an investigation is ongoing.”