Suspicion arises over Somalia Police Chief’s death, body flown to Nairobi for autopsy
Mogadishu (Harar24) –The body of the late Police Chief of Somalia, General Mohamed Sheikh Hassan, has been flown to Nairobi amidst conflicting reports of causes surrounding his mysterious death.
General Hassan’s body, which was kept at a mortuary in Mogadishu since Thursday night, after he suddenly died shortly after being taken to a private hospital in the Abdulaziz district, has been flown to Nairobi to carry out an autopsy to determine his death.
According to a number of sources dozens of individuals, including several of the medical staff at the hospital, officials, friends and employees at a restaurant he frequented, have been in custody since his death, with some of the people close to him claiming he had been poisoned, while others claim his death came as a result due to overdosing on medicine.
Top government officials, including the Somali President and Prime Minister have sent their condolences on the death of General Hassan, with the Prime Minister even assigning a delegation of five ministers to investigate his 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.