Addu City, Maldives – The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has decided to investigate the Magistrate Judge of Meedhoo Magistrate Court, Mohamed Thoyyib and the Magistrate Judge of Gn. Fuvahmulah Magistrate Court, Ahmed Akram.
Both judges are to undergo investigations due to disciplinary issues, of which Thoyyib is accused of deciding upon the matter of extending the remand duration of an individual against the law, while Akram is accused of amending the summary report of a trial he presided over, by adding points to the report, after the report had been published. Akram also has a second issue against him for which he is going to be investigated, which is the matter of recusing himself from two cases after providing false information.
The JSC revealed that a special committee has been assembled to look into the matter, however no further details have been provided regarding any of the cases against the judges.
The Judicial Service Commission of the Maldives is an independent and impartial institution entrusted to, among other responsibilities, investigate complaints about the Judiciary, and to take disciplinary action against them. The JSC is also mandated to advise the President and the People’s Majlis on any matters relating to the Judiciary or the administration of justice.