By Said Hussien
Hargeisa – Mr. Idris Moosa Omar a British national has for the past 8 days been in and out of a Hargeisa Central Police cell as a result of a falsified document prepared by the Hargeisa Court of Appeal.
Mr. Idris Moosa Omar confirmed that he had not given full power of attorney to Abdirahman Djama Yusuf and produced the document clearly indicating partial power of attorney which was verified by the Mission of the Somaliland Republic in London.
This document was incorrectly interpreted by the Hargeisa Court of Appeal to give full power of attorney to Mr Abdirahman. This falsified document enabled Mr Abdirahman to illegally let property and collect rental money without the property owner’s knowledge.
The Somaliland Constitution gives citizens the right to defend themselves in a court of law with appropriate representation yet family of Mr Idris said that he has been denied bail and denied a fair trial to defend himself against this inaccurate interpretation of the power of attorney by the Court of Appeal!