Former Somali deputy prime minister and minister for foreign affairs Fawzia Hajji Yussuf said she will seek legal advice on Reuter's news agency for reporting false graft allegations against her.
According to Reuters news agency investigative story dated 14 February dubbed "Graft allegations test west ties to Somali President," by
In a press statement sent to news rooms today Mr. Fowzia said that the highlighted story by Reuters, implicating her in the graft was both poor reporting and a totally false accusation saying Reuters has not made a attempt whatsoever to contact her to obtain the facts on their story.
"According to Reuters, Ms. Abrar has claimed that I have pressured her to open an account in
Mrs. Fawzia said that the main purpose for opening the account was due to the lack of a SWIFT code for the
" Ms. Abrar was in fact asked by the Assistant Minister of Finance to co-sign with him the account, in order to involve the
Former Somali foreign affairs minister blames Reuters news agency for poor reporting and fabricating false corruption allegations and said she will seek legal advice on the way forward on the matter.
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