President Farmaajo fired Somalia’s Attorney General

Ahmed Ali Dahir, Somalia’s Attorney General, was fired after almost six years as a government legal adviser.

Villa Somalia announces the removal of Dahir and the appointment of a new Attorney General. Suleiman Mohamed Mohamud, who has served as a judge in the Supreme Court since December 2018, is the new prosecutor.

Mohamud was among the four judges appointed to the High Court in December 2018 by President Farmaajo. Villa Somalia said the sacking of Dahir was based on recommendations from Chief Justice Baashe Yusuf Ahmed.

The changes were meant to ‘accelerate judicial reform and ensure a transparent justice system across the country.’ according to the statement.

Ahmed Ali Dahir was one of the Govt officials leading the Somali legal Defense team in the maritime dispute case against Kenya.

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