Mogadishu Hosts Most Famous Prison Break After Detained Jubaland Minister Escapes

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) –Jubaland’s security minister who has recently been in high security prison in Mogadishu has reportedly escaped through a window, Somali deputy police commander Zakia Hussein announced.

The news of the Prison break involving Jubaland’s security minister has first came to public attention after the police deputy commander posted the breaking story on her Twitter account Tuesday.

Abdirashid Janan, Jubaland’s security minister was arrested in Mogadishu under an order from the government for alleged human rights crimes. His arrest was welcomed by Human Rights groups.

His escape comes amid recent efforts by Jubaland administration and traditional leaders of his clan who lobbied support for his release.

Somaliguardian has found reports that Janan was brought to Intelligence run Prison 5 days ago where he later escaped.

The reports also say that Janan has escaped from the Prison room through a window as new police leaked images show.

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