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EXCLUSIVE: Acting NISA Chief Under Investigation After He Was Found With Over $1M
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EXCLUSIVE: Acting NISA Chief Under Investigation After He Was Found With Over $1M

Somalia authorities blocked the Acting Chief of the National Intelligence Service Agency (NISA) Mr. Abdulqadir Mohamed Nur “Jama” from boarding a plane to Baidoa after he was found in possession of over $1M money believed to have been squandered from the spy agency´s coffers, Radio Dalsan reports. A source confirmed to Radio Dalsan that Mr Nur has been banned from travelling as investigations were launched. “The Nisa Chief was denied access to a plane at the Aden Abdulle airport as he planned to fly to his hometown Baidoa. He was found with around one million to one and half million with him .” a source who spoke to Radio Dalsan on condition of anonymity said. Radio Dalsan has learnt that the Auditor General has frozen all NISA accounts pending investigations launched on Sunday. His team of investigators were at the NISA headquarters. According to the source the agency manages its own finances and the Director of the Finance Department may have been ordered to release the funds from the coffers. The Auditor General is reportedly investigating among other leads Nur´s acquirement of public land . NISA agents fired in the air to disperse the demonstrators who demanding an audience with Mr. Nur. Mr. Nur was the Charge D´Affaires at the Somali Embassy in Turkey and is said to be closely link to the Turkish Embassy in Mogadishu. This comes as the country awaits for President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo to announce the announcement of the new NISA chief following the sacking of Abdullahi Mohamed Ali Sanbalolshe in October 2017. The Farmaajo administration has tighten the noose on corruption in its first year in office pledging zero tolerance to fraud.