Sunday, November 2, 2014
MOGADISHU (HOL) - The body of General Mohamed Hassan, the late Police Commander who died suddenly as a result of a heart attack on Thursday afternoon, was finally put to rest in Mogadishu this afternoon.
General Hassan’s body was returned to Mogadishu from Nairobi where it was sent yesterday for further medical examinations due to fears of poisoning. The results have yet to be publicly released but senior government sources, on the condition of anonymity, have stated that the preliminary result indicate no foul play.
Shortly after arriving from his participation at the Dubai anti-piracy conference with some of his key Minister’s and advisers, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud joined the Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, the Speaker of Parliament ,Maxamed Sheekh Cismaan Jawaari, the mayor of Mogadishu as well as other senior cabinet Ministers and members of the police force and other armed forces to pay their final respects to the late police commander General Mohamed Hassan who was laid to rest draped in the national flag of Somalia after a full state funeral at the Mogadishu Police Academy.
“General Hassan was a man who was committed to his job, he was a professional and he made our country safer,” said a former police colleague with tears in his eyes. “We will continue our fight to make our country safe for our people.”
“Public servants are been killed today and it was people like General Hassan who gave us courage to do our jobs everyday. He inspired us and always told us to do the right things for our people. We are indebt to him,” said another young police officer who worked closely with the late General.
Both the President and Prime Minister assisted with the burial of General Hassan after prayers.