Former Jigjiga Strongman Presented In Court Today
The deposed former strongman of the Somali state of Ethiopia was today arraigned in court in handcuffs under heavy security. Others who were arrested with him and were also presented to the court included Abdirizak Sahane, a former mayor and minister for Diaspora, Rahma Haybe a former minister for women and a former police commissioner.
They were remanded for another 14 days as requested by the prosecution. They asked for prayer mats which they said they are not provided with.
In the meantime the ONLF spokesman said they are preparing for series of meetings with the federal government of Dr Abiy Ahmed and support the current regional government of president Mustafa Omar whose adminsitration the spokesman said they will work with.