Names of officials being investigated for the December 27 coup announced

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The ministerial-level committee recently appointed by the Somali prime minister in the December 27th coup has announced the names of officials at the presidential palace who are being investigated in connection with the attempted coup scandal.

The commission has released a list of five officers, all members of the presidential guard, the 77th Battalion.

The officers who were summoned were: – Colonel Hassan Aden Dhis, Commander of the 77th Battalion, Colonel Shafi’i Nur Ahmed, Commander of the 77th Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Abdi Yasin Ali Koshin, Commander of the 60th Battalion, Major Hassan Duwane Omar Commander of the 60th Brigade and Major General Mohamed Mohamed Adow (Sharib) Commander of the 60th Rescue Squad.

The commander of the Armed Forces, Odowa Yusuf Rage, was instructed to send the officers to the commission’s headquarters on Saturday, which currently serves as the office of the state minister in the prime minister’s office.

“The commission now operates in the office of the state minister in the office of the prime minister, and you are cordially requested that these officials arrive on time,” the commission said in a statement.

The commission has spent the past two days interrogating and gathering information on the December 27 incident inside the Presidential Palace, which is believed to have been orchestrated by former President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

The prime minister appointed the commission on January 1st, based on a joint decision by Somali cabinet members.

However, the commission’s current move is significant, as officers leading the presidential guard have been called in, especially those accused of plotting the December 27th coup that further fueled tensions at Villa Somalia.

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