The Somali Attorney General is considering opening an investigation into the possible links between Ali Harbi Ali, the British citizen of Somali origin who is the main suspect in the murder of Sir David Amess, and Galmudug, a federal state of which his father was minister and the whose territory is under the control of Isis, Al Shabab and criminal groups dedicated to piracy. This is what Adnkronos has learned from sources in Somalia, while investigations continue on the stabbing to death of the parliamentarian, which took place in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
The young suspect, specifically, is the son of a former Galmudug minister, Xarbi Cali Kulane, and grandson of the Somali ambassador in Beijing. “It is therefore a scion of Somali high society”, possibly linked to a territory that “largely escapes the control of the state”, the sources specify.
In reality, Great Britain and Somalia do not have diplomatic relations and therefore judicial cooperation “appears difficult”, highlight the sources, according to which, however, the British military presence in Baidoa may constitute a “channel for dialogue”.
Mario Scaramella, who is a consultant to the Somali government and directs the law school of the South West State University, points out that “with the attorney general we also operate in Galmudug, whose territory is divided between Isis, Al Shabab, or the local branch of Al Qaeda, and the pirates of Haradere. The boy who allegedly murdered Sir Amess in London would have ties to this region. ”
“His family – he confirms – is one of the most important and richest in Somalia. On this fortune and on the links between the suspect and his contacts in Galmudug, we asked the prosecutor Sulayman to open a file”. “We fear – he adds – that the Afghan events could reinvigorate the Qaedist propaganda within the Somali diaspora and we look with concern at the situation also with regard to Italy”, especially in light of the trafficking of narcotic drugs, “never seen before, but today very extensive between Italy and Somalia “.