Soldier slapped with death sentence for killing civilian

Somalia military court in Somalia on Monday sentenced a soldier to death for killing a civilian.

“On 11th January 2021, Osman Ibrahim Abdi deliberately killed Ahmed Madnur Mursal in Baidoa town. After we received different eyewitness testimonies, the court convicted Osman Ibrahim Abdi,” the judge said in the statement.

The killing took place on 11th of this month, according to a statement by the military court

The soldier was identified as Ibrahim Abdi and was found guilty of killing the civilian.

The military court condemned Abdi to face the firing squad. The convict can appeal the verdict within 30 days.