Somali President releives chief justice over corruption

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia has relieved chief justice Aydid Ilka Hanaf of his duties on Wednesday.

Lawyer Dr. Ibrahim Idle Suleyman from Hargeysa will fill the position with immediate effect according to Villa Somalia constitutional adviser Omar Dhagey.

Dhagey added that corruption allegation complaints from the members of the public and age factor are the main reason why the President has taken the decision to relieve justice Ilkahanaf of his duties.

85 years old is remembered for his controversial rulings on the disbanding of National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) recently.

Somalia has no strong judicial system due to the two decades of civil war in the country but efforts by the international community is meant to restore the system which is key for stability in the horn of African state.

Media and journalists protests across South/Central Somalia and those in Puntland are believed to have shed a light to the corrupt practices of the Chief Justice locally and internationally, although the Congress of the National Union of the Somali Journalists is underway at City Palace Hotel with the guidance of the Appeals Court.