Police summons Former President Yameen again regarding V. Aarah money laundering case

Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom | photo: Mihaaru

Male’, Maldives – Maldives Police Service summons Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom once again over the money laundering case against him for the sale of V. Aarah.

Most recently, Former President Yameen has been accused of laundering MVR 15.3 million (USD 1 million) involving the sale of V. Aarah to a foreign party. This case is linked with the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) scandal.

While Lawyer of Yameen, former Vice President Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed informed that Yameen has been summoned to the Police Headquarters at 14:00hrs today, he stated that Yameen was also summoned on last Saturday by Police to question regarding the same case.

In an interview to the press, Jameel questioned why Yameen needs to be re-questioned in a case the police had already investigated, signed and closed.

While the former President was sentenced to 5 years in prison and fined USD 5 million in November 8, 2019, President Yameen has currently served more than 400 days of his 5 year money laundering sentence after USD 1 million was found to have been transferred to his account under suspicions circumstances.

President Yameen also has other ongoing cases against him. The Prosecutor General is currently charging the Former President of accepting bribes worth MVR 117,000 during the lease of R. Fuggiri for the development of a tourist resort.