Paul Formosa’s murderers sentenced to death in Somalia

The men accused of murdering Paul Formosa in Somalia in February 2019, have been sentenced to death by the Somalian military tribunal.

The news website Africa News had reported that Paul Anthony Formosa was a manager with P&O Ports which is a subsidiary company of DP World which is based in the UAE.

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The militant organisation Al-Shabaab had stated that Formosa was in the country illegally, a statement that the authorities had not accepted. They also stated that Formosa was the mastermind behind the attack.

One of the persons who killed Formosa had died on the site of the attack from a head wound.

Paul Formosa’s daughter described her father as a good man that was always willing to help others and had always offered decent wages to his employees.

Formosa’s funeral was held on the 18th February at the St Anne’s Parish Church in Marsascala. In his eulogy, the priest celebrating Paul Formosa’s funeral mass described him as a sociable person and a gentleman that always helped those around him.

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