Wednesday August 9, 2023
Mogadishu (HOL) - Four wives of high-ranking al-Shabaab leaders confessed to their husbands' affiliation with the al-Shabab militants during their appearance in a Somali military court in Mogadishu on Tuesday, facing charges related to terrorism.During the court proceedings, some women claimed to have initially had limited knowledge of their husbands' activities. However, they vehemently denied actively supporting or collaborating in their husbands' terror-related endeavours.
The accused women, Aisho Muhyadin Mohamud, Khadro Mohamed Isse, Nimo Farah Sheikh-Doon, and Sahro Isse Hussein, were explicitly charged with aiding and abetting al-Shabaab leaders and providing false information to security agencies.
Security forces discovered bags containing explosive devices in the vehicle where the women and a driver travelled from the Kunyo Barow area in the Lower Shabelle region. The court prosecutor, however, revealed that the women were en route to meet their husbands in a forest.
The driver, who also appeared before the court, confessed that he had been entrusted with the devices to deliver to a business person at Bakara Market, Mogadishu's largest marketplace.
The trial hearing has concluded, and the court's chairman announced that the verdict will be announced in the forthcoming days.