Judges Ask for Preliminary Evidence on NISS Deputy Head Spouse

Judges at the Federal High Court have ordered police to bring their preliminary evidence against Midaqe Ahmed, the spouse of Hashim Tofiq (PhD), deputy director of the National Intelligence & Security Service (NISS), who is suspected of helping her husband flee.

Police have accused Midaqe, who works at IGAD, of allegedly helping her husband abscond, knowing that he is suspected of human rights abuses.

Police have also accused her of destroying documentary evidence and hiding a gun. She appeared before the 10th Criminal Bench of the Federal High Court with her husband’s driver, Semir Ahmed, who is also suspected of allegedly driving Hashim to Meqelle, investigators claim.

Both of them were arrested on November 11, 2018, and they appeared before Arada High Court on November 13, 2018, where the judges gave police five days for investigation.

However, the investigators have transferred the case to the Lideta Division. The judges have also ordered police to submit a letter of appeals they previously filed at the Arada High Court along with the preliminary evidence on November 26, 2018.

Published on Nov 22,2018 [ Vol 19 ,No 969]



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