Mayor of Istanbul says Somalia president Hassan Sheikh’s son, who was held in murder case escaped

Left the victim Yunus Emre Göçer, middle Mohamed Hassan Sheikh and the father Somalia president Hassan Sheikh

The mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem İmamoğlu revealed that the son of Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, who was accused of killing a Turkish citizen, fled the country.

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Mohamed Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud was involved in an accident on November 30 in the Fatih district of Istanbul, in which Yunus Emre Göçer, a 38-year-old Turkish man, died.

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Yunus Emre Göçer, who was driving a motorcycle, while he was standing on Kennedy Avenue, was hit by a car driven by Mohamed Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, a car registered to the Somali embassy.

The accident caused Yunus to suffer serious injuries, and he died six days later at the İstanbul Teaching and Research Hospital.

The mayor of Istanbul Ekrem İmamoğlu yesterday vowed to take action against the son of the president of Somalia and to bring him to justice. However, in a post he recently posted on his Twitter account, he said that Mohamed Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has fled the country.

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“Yunus Emre Göçer was a citizen of the Republic of Turkey. He died in an accident caused by the son of the President of Somalia. We said that we will follow the legal procedure, but the suspect escaped from Turkey,” said Ekrem İmamoğlu.

He added, “The pain of the victim’s family has increased. The blind logic that allows this escape, unfortunately, is very weak and cannot defend the rights of the citizen of his country.”

Ekrem İmamoğlu did not reveal how the escape happened. But there were already reports that Mohamed Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud had diplomatic immunity, so they released him to the police.

Earlier, Turkey’s Justice Minister Yılmaz Tunç said that footage captured by street cameras showed that Yunus was robbed from behind while riding his motorcycle.

The minister said that everyone is equal under the law, and if a criminal act occurs, there will be serious consequences.

The Somali embassy in Turkey has not yet commented on this matter.