Jubbaland Security Minister, Abdirashid Janan has escaped from custody in Mogadishu , Somali police confirmed Tuesday.
The minister had been under arrest in Mogadishu since last October following his arrested Somali forces.
In a Twitter post, Deputy Police Commissioner Zakia Hussein said Janan vanished from custody under unclear circumstances.
She called on the public to forward any information leading to his arrest.
Amnesty International lauded Janaan’s arrest last year accusing him of human rights violations and possible crimes against humanity.