PNC President Abdul Raheem hit with 3 accusations by Police

Acting leader of the opposition PNC/ PPM coalition, Abdul Raheem Abdulla (Adhurey) | Photo: Fayaz Moosa

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police Service (MPS) has made three accusations against Opposition PPM/PNC coalitions acting leader Abdul Raheem Abdulla (Adhurey).

The People’s National Congress’ (PNC) president was summoned by Maldives Police earlier today, to take his statement on the events that occurred on the January 27 – the day he was arrested near Dharubaarugey.

Adhurey stated today, after he was summoned to police that he is accused of entering an area cordoned off by police, obstructing police duties, and of interfering with traffic by sitting on the road while making noise.

Adhurey denied these accusations, saying that the area he is accused of trespassing in to was not closed off by police. He also told that the opposition supporters were going to the Health Protection Agency (HPA) to clarify information on the vaccine on that day.

The oppositions acting leader has an ongoing court case at the Criminal Court, regarding profanity he allegedly used against 5 criminal court judges while speaking at a protest with a megaphone.

The first hearing of this case was held on the 31st of January, where state representatives explained the charge. At the next hearing of this case, which has not been scheduled yet Adhurey’s defense is to present their case.