Somalilandsun: Traditional chieftain and self-style king Osman Aw Mohammud Burmadow has being sentenced to five years imprisonment a Marodijeeh regional court. The traditional elder was accused for undermining Somaliland sovereignty.
The presiding judge found King Osman guilty without reasonable doubt that while with others not in court at Armo village in Puntland administered region of Somalia he uttered words that undermined Somaliland aspiration to self rule.
After the sentencing the King was immediately whisked away by Somaliland Custodial Corps to start his prison term.
The government of Somaliland felt let down by the king’s open interferences in matters that do not concern him. King Burmadow recently participated in a traditional Somali coronation ceremony, whereby he called on the government of Somaliland to withdraw her military personnel stationed at the border with Puntland.