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17-year-old detained for fatal stabbing in Hargeisa

Friday May 10, 2024

Hargeisa (HOL) - Somaliland police detained a teenager on Thursday morning in connection with a fatal stabbing in Hargeisa.

Officials confirmed the arrest of 17-year-old Jim'ale Mohamed Mohamud, suspected of killing 18-year-old Abdihakin Adan Abdullahi in the Mohamed Mooge district of the capital around 11:00 PM Wednesday.

"Following thorough investigations by the police, particularly from the eastern region, and with support from Mohamed Mooge district residents, the suspect was apprehended early this morning," the police stated.

The case is currently under the supervision of the Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D.), which will forward its findings to the Somaliland judiciary.

Details regarding the motive for the murder have not been released.


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