Fahad Yassin leaves Mogadishu ahead of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's assumption of office tomorrow.
Former Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency NISA boss Fahad Yassin has on Sunday left Mogadishu to Turkey a day before the new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud officially assumes office. Sources say Fahad and his closest accomplice Abdirahman Dheere boarded a Turkish bound Airline from the Aden Abdulle International Airport in the capital Mogadishu. It is not clear whether Fahad has left Mogadishu for good and will be staying outside the country in the four years of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's Presidency. However, his close confidants have confided to the media that the once powerful man left for a short excursion and will return to the country soon. Fahad has been the mastermind and financier of the last two regimes of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the outgoing administration of Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo. He was the Director of the NISA before he was sacked by Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble last year October after failing to produce a comprehensive report about the allegedly "dead" spy agent Ikran Tahlil Farah who went missing in July 2021. After a push and pull between president Farmaajo and PM Roble he was appointed as the National Security advisor of Farmaajo. He ran for a parliamentary seat in February but was eventually denied certification by the Federal Electoral body. The once influential bureaucrat is now a former image of himself and has been handed a political obituary after bungling to defend his seat.