October 6, 2022

Somali man who wired money to President Farmaajo arrested in US for ‘theft of fund’

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One of the men who campaigned for the house that was said to be built for the former president of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, was arrested in the state of Minnesota in the United States.

Khadar Jigre Adan is one of 48 people indicted by the United States Department of Justice, accused of being involved in the largest theft of funds intended for the relief of COVID-19 in the United States.

Khadar and 47 other people are being held responsible for the theft of $250 million from the United States federal government’s child nutrition program.

According to the US Department of Justice website, Khadar Jigre Adan, a 59-year-old resident of Lakeville, Minnesota, was charged with money laundering and wire fraud.

Khadar was the manager of Lake Street Kitchen, which was part of the suspected embezzlement program, located in the Jigjiga Business Center in Minneapolis.

He is also one of only 7 people, out of 48, who have been arrested so far.

On June 5, 2022, Khadar Adan posted a message on his Facebook page praising former President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and announcing that he had donated $1,000 to the house that was said to be built.

In that post, he said, “The former president of Somalia, Mohamed Abdilahi Farmajo, does not know me personally, but I know him, and I know him to be a friend who has raised the honor of Somalia in the world and kept the trust he had for the Somali people. This afternoon, Allah made it possible for us to send a donation of $1,000 (thousand dollars) to the house that was being built for President Farmajo.”

Khadar is now accused of having a role in the embezzlement of $250 million from the United States government, and is in jail waiting trail. 

MTVSomali.com has reached out to the Former President Farmaajo’s team for a response with no avail. 

 

 

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