Somalia Chief Police suddenly dies in unknown circumstances
Mogadishu (Harar24) – Somalia’s Chief of Police suddenly died today as he was rushed to Ummah private hospital in Mogadishu’s Abdulaziz district after falling ill shortly before, according to officials and witnesses.
General Mohammed Sheikh Hassan, whose position as Chief of Police was short lived after being appointed a few months ago, died in unknown circumstances after complaining of severe pain today. “He was seen by a doctor who prescribed him some medicine, thereafter he received an injection after which he passed away instantly” a witness told Harar24.
Somali Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, in a statement offered his condolences on the death of General Hassan, who was deemed close to him and further added that he had assigned five ministers, including the Security Minister, Information Minister and the Health Minister, to investigate the circumstances surrounding his sudden death.
The death of Police Chief, General Hassan, comes amidst a growing political rift between the Somali President and Prime Minister and a challenging state of security compelled by the militant Al-Shabaab movement, who in this year alone attacked the presidential palace twice.