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Banaadir police chief Sadak John fired shortly after ‘directing’ parliament to end business

Monday April 12, 2021

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali Police Commissioner Gen. Abdi Hassan Mohamed Hijar has fired Banaadir Regional police chief Sadak Omar Hassan shortly after issuing controversial orders warning parliament against conducting further business.

General Hijar said in a statement posted on state news agency SONNA Sadak John had been relieved on his duties.

"I have today fired the Banadir Regional Police Commander Gen. Sadiq Omar. I have also appointed Colonel Farhan Mohamud Aden as the Benadir Regional Police Commander."

The Haram'ad paramilitary unit commander Col. Farhan Mohamed Aden, aka Farhan Qaroole, now replaces Sadiq John.

The city police chief's dismissal came barely half an hour after he made a public statement 'ordering' MPs to stay away from 'until a new parliament is elected.'

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