A court in Garowe has sentenced three men found guilty of raping and murdering Aisha Ilyas, a 12 years old, who was raped, tortured and murdered in Galkayo Febraury this year.
The court arraigned 10 men accused for the case in court in Garowe which public and media was allowed to be present, last.
The prosecutors read out the case before the court and presented evidences that were collected from the scene of the attack and the DNA samples from Aisha which showed that she was raped, tortured and murdered.
However the Lawyers of the defendants have requested more time to prepare their case as the session was adjourned untill yesterday. Following the hearing of yesterday, the court read out the sentence of the three men who their DNA samples were found in Aisha’s body.
The other seven suspects were acquited and cleared by the court.
Aisha father spoke to the media following the announcement of the court verdict.
Aisha’s rape case shocked millions across Somalia.
She disappeared from her in the morning of 22nd February 2019 and her body was found with signs of torture near home 48 hours later.
The President of Puntland promised to punish the perpetrators of the heinous act.