Somalia: military court sentenced a police officer to death

A military court in Somalia sentenced a police officer to death on Saturday for killing a woman in the capital Mogadishu in September.

The court has found Hassan Hussein Mohamed guilty of murdering Istar Ahamed Abdulle.

According to statement, the court received different eyewitness testimonies supporting the case levelled against Hassan.

Mohamed and his colleague, Hassan Muse Warsame were manning at security checkpoint when they both opened fire at the victim and her sister, Faduma Ahamed Abdulle who sustained injuries.

The court also found Warsame guilty of participating the attack on the women.

He was sentenced to five years in prison and compensate Faduma.

The court give both convicts chance to seek appeal.