Hirshabelle President fires deputy security minister

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Beledweyne (HOL) – The President of  Hirshabelle, Ali Abdullahi Hussein, has fired his deputy security minister of the Hirshabelle region Hassan Mohamed Elmi on Friday.

A statement released from President Ali Guudlaawe confirmed the termination but did not elaborate on its reasoning.

Elmi’s dismissal comes as accusations that he defrauded a Somali mother out of $1,500 began to circulate on social media. The woman claimed that she paid the deputy security minister to obtain a Turkish travel visa.

There was no immediate word from Hirshabelle’s deputy security minister, Hassan Mohamed Elmi, about his dismissal or the statement that he allegedly ate money from a Somali mother.

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