Somalilandsun-Petrosoma now wish to make clear to all interested parties that Mr. Yassin has previously declared that he has no interest whatsoever in the Odwayne Block and that his interest is limited to 2% of the shares in Petrosoma. A copy of the declaration signed by Mr Yassin in the presence of a notary is copied with this press release
Mr Yassin has also referred in his press release to certain documents that were supposedly signed by Petrosoma in which Petrosoma supposedly requested the Ministry of Energy & Minerals to approve the transfer of a 2% interest in the Odwayne Block to Mr Yassin’s company.
The transfer documents delivered by Mr Yassin to the Ministry of Energy & Minerals are forgeries. The signature of Petrosoma’s Chairman Mohammed Yusef Ali was photocopied on these forged documents. These forgeries were forwarded to Mohammed Yusef Ali by the Minister of Energy & Minerals and are now subject to criminal investigation.
The press release made by Minsom Assets yesterday also contains a copy of a declaration from a number of Sultans which supposedly supports Mr Yassin’s false and criminal claim for 2% of the Odwayne Block. We can now confirm that the signature of Boqor Mohammed that he did not sign this false declaration.
Neither Minsom Assets nor Mr. Yassin hold any interest whatsoever in the Odwayne Block and forgeries supplied by Mr. Yassin to the Ministry are the subject of criminal investigation. The matter will therefore be dealt within the Somaliland criminal justice system .
Mohammed Yusef Ali