Somalilandsun: The self styled traditional king Osman Aw Mohammud Burmadow has been
incarcerated in Hargeisa for treason. According to sources close to the
police the traditional leader was put behind bars following his recent
anti-Somaliland sentiments he uttered in Armo, a small hamlet in Somalia
administered region of Puntland, during a traditional Somali coronation
The king was smoked out of his hideout in Hargeisa, Mansour Hotel; then
frog marched to Koodhbuur police station where he is being held.
According to information reaching Somaliland News Agency (SOLNA) the king
interfered with Somaliland foreign policy, he asked the government to
withdraw her military personnel from the disputed region of Sool and
Somaliland Police spokesperson Mr.Faisal Hiis said that the king uttered
words that were dangerous to Somaliland sovereignty, he also confirmed that
the prosecution has enough evidence to arraign the king in court. The audio
visual materials from television broadcasts are enough.
“He has contravened law of Somaliland number 212 part 328 of the penal code
Mr. Faisal revealed.
Meanwhile the people of El-Afwein town, the king’s strong hold, have held
demonstrations in the town streets to protest the arrest of one of their
own. They called on the government to immediately and unconditionally
release king Osman.
They said that he was instrumental in wooing votes for the ruling governing
party Kulmiye hence needs preferential treatment.