A court in Hargeisa has reached a verdict in a case involving the Somaliland minister of presidency Hon Hirsi Ali Haji Hassan and Nadra Mohamed Jama a middle aged woman who was accused of sending inflammatory SMS text message threatening the minister.
The Hargeisa District court reached the verdict today after the accused woman in front of a packed courtroom said,” I am the one who send the SMS text messages to the minister of Presidency.
The presiding judge then read the ruling in which he sentenced the accused to serve an 8 month jail sentence.
Prior to the sentencing close family members of the Nadra Mohamed Jama wrote a letter of apology to the minister of Presidency in which was circulated by local media outlets.
The case had attracted the interested of both the majority of Somaliland population and local Human rights groups who later withdrew their support.
Goth M Goth