Why are Adeeb & Ziyath, two offenders at home arrest and not in jail?

Ahmed Adeeband Ziyath
Former Vice President of Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb (L) and Former Managing Director of MMPRC, Abdulla Ziyath (R) | Photo: President's Office

Male’, Maldives – The former Attorney General and current Vice President of the Bar Council, Abdullah Muizzu questions as to why two great offenders, former Vice President of Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb and former Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), Abdulla Ziyath are at home arrest instead of serving their sentences in jail.

Former AG took on to tweeter to express his concern on to why two people, who has been sentenced to jail for over 10 years are resting at their houses instead of serving their punishments in jail.

He went on to question whether Adeeb and Ziyath are getting such a special hospitality due to the President as they are two offenders who were found guilty for major corruption acts in the country, and despite it, they are still at their homes instead of the jail.

Wow! Is it a coincidence that the two people who did the largest corruption acts (in Maldives) are at home and not in jail? or is it due to the goodness of the president?

Muizzu stated.

While Ziyath was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment two days ago, former VP Adheeb was sentenced to 20 years in jail on October this year. However, Adheeb was later transferred to house arrest just one day after being sentenced to jail.

When asked as to why Adeeb was transferred to house arrest, an official of Maldives Correctional Service revealed that his health condition deteriorated.

Both the cases of Adeeb and Ziyad involved of MMPRC. These two cases are believed to be the largest corruption case recorded in Maldives’ history involving the embezzlement of MVR 4 billion in state funds.

Despite this, Adeeb and Ziyad are given great leniency in their sentences when in fact they can be sent away for approximately 800 years, according to prosecutors.