Somalia’s Federal government on Thursday apprehended a Somali soldier who is linked with a mistaken shooting in Mogadishu.
Mohamed Abdi Guleed, member of Galmudug state Assembly was killed on Wednesday night by a bodyguard attached to Mohamed Abukati, a federal MP after he opened on the Guleed’s vehicle near Somali parliament building.
Mr. Abukato whose bodyguard killed the MP said the soldier was handed over to the COD headquarters in Mogadishu.
“After the tragic incident, I handed over my bodyguard and the firearm to the CID headquarters for investigation,” said Abukato.
Guleed, former police officer and current regional MP was rushed to the hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead.
Somali government has not commented on the incident which is the second one to claim life of a lawmaker in less than six months.
It is not the first time government official killed in unclear circumstance, May 3rd this year, Somali ministry for Public Works, Abbas Abdullahi Siraji who a member of federal MP was killed by a bodyguard escorting Somalia’s former Auditor General