Somali Police Force has confirmed the arrest of Jubaland security Minister Abdirashid Nur Janan.

Deputy Police Force Commissioner, Brigadier General, Zakia Hussain said the police are conducting investigations on serious crimes allegedly committed by the official.

“Somali police force detained Abdirashid Hassan Nur Janan on 31/08/2019 that is accused of committing serious crimes.” Brigadier Zakia said, adding “The criminal investigation department is probing the case.”

Abdirashid Janan was put into custody shortly after arriving at Mogadishu airport from Dolow town on Saturday.

On the other hand, a statement from Jubbaland state regarding the arrest of the official has called for respect to the constitution arguing government officials like Janan have immunity.

The statement further called for his immediate release.

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