May Terror Attack investigation is not going at the wanted speed: Minister Imran

Speaker of Parliament, Former President Mohamed Nasheed (L) with Minister of Home Affairs, Sheikh Imran Abdulla | Photo: Hussain Waheed

Malé, Maldives – Minister of Home Affairs Imran Abdullah stated that the investigation of the bomb attack on former President and Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed, was not going at the desired speed.

Minister Imran stated that this while answering the questions of Parliament members in the Parliament. The minister said that the investigation procedure is good, but due to many factors, it was not going at the desired speed.

Minister Imran noted that the four suspects along with a few police officers testing positive for Covid-19 was also a minor setback in the investigation. Yet the time spent on the case and the value of the work done on the investigation is worthwhile, he said.

There are currently 450 officers working on the case. The President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has established a special committee to oversee the investigation including British Special Envoy, Abbaz Faiz to monitor the investigation.

The suspects arrested first are Ahmed Adhuham aged 25, Mujaaz Ahmed of MA. Feyruge aged 21, and Thahmeen Ahmed of Folheyma, GA. Kondey, aged 32. While the three suspects have been remanded for an additional 15 days by the criminal court, terrorism charges have been brought upon all three.

Ahmed Fathih of, Dhunfini Ufaa, L. Gan, who was arrested in a special operation by the police on the night of May 20, 2021, was remanded for 15 days earlier.

The explosion which went off around 20:20 on the night of May 6, 2021, left Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed injured while he was getting into his car near his house, G. Kenereege, Malé City. In addition to him, 3 more people have also been reported to be injured from the explosion.