By Mahmoud Yusuf Elmi
There is a famous English saying which says “There is a bad nut in every home”, so it is the case with the journalism profession here in Somaliland ,home to some people who are in it not to because they want to widen the frontiers of the profession, but because they want to broaden the frontiers of their shameful cheap-money-making extortionist and blackmailing agenda.
Even though stories abound as regards the blackmailing and extortionist agenda of this journalist, oft times, there is zero evidence to support his fabricated fanciful evidence. If this gentleman has any proof why doesn’t he bring the evidence to the table and show it to the government, judiciary and the press in general.
Why he is the only guy who got the goods on the ministers because there are no respectable journalist who will stoop so low and bully government officials for their own gains. Why Somaliland Journalist association (SOLJA) kicked him out of their association? The reason is simple; he broke every journalist code that a decent journalist must abide by. You can fool some people sometime, but you can’t fool people all the time.
The half giant man who is known as Mr. Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe , who is said to be the owner of Haatuf newspaper, over last week decided to run a series of fabricated stories meant to drag the good name of the country’s Energy and Mineral resources Minister Hon Hussein Abdi Dualeh in the mud ,but this scheme of his seems to have backfired and worse he has exposed himself as being one of the country’s foremost “Extortionist ” in the Somaliland journalism family.
This Gaboobe character, has in the past made it his modus operandi to fabricate stories and call his to-be victims and force them to give him money to kill such fabrications, hit a dead end when he attempted to practice his stinking extortionist act on the Energy and Minerals in which it’s said this carrier black mailer demanded the Energy Minister to assign him with the rights for his own oil block after presenting him with a bogus company which he co-owned with his shady brother in law.
But the honorable minister went to the great extent of advising this moron to come up with a genuine oil company since he seemed to go to any lengths to get the oil block. Mr. Yusuf came to the ministry asking for an oil exploration block, which he have no capacity or knowledge , but armed with insatiable greed and dishonesty. The minister informed him to bring a bonified company that has the capacity and the resource to do the job. I don’t want to bore with the details, but you can imagine what happened.
When most young journalists seem to be prepared to risk their lives to investigate serious matters concerning our society, the likes of Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe want to make money the easy way by fabricating stories about politicians and blackmailing them to part with huge sums of money.
Mr. Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe well known for very often coming out with extremely illogical arguments to make himself relevant in the political and journalistic equation, his Haatuf’s office is a major hub for training journalists in the despicable art of blackmail and extortion.
It is a facto that assigns of the Haatuf’ are in the business of blackmailing and extorting monies from government officials and no amount of white paint can remove the black spot stain on Mr. Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe and his Somali language paper.Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe should know by now “You can’t put a good Man down”
There are four fabrications that Haatuf has been writing constantly about the Honorable minister, which I will refute all of them as baseless and fanciful lies on my next writing.