Breaking: PGO raises charges against 4 involved in MayTerrorAttack

Malé, Maldives – The Prosecutor General’s Office on Tuesday, sent charges against four suspects involved in the terror attack against Former President and Current Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed on May 6, 2021.

Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed tweeted that he “just learnt that PGO has sent charges against 4 suspects connected to the May 6th terror attack.””

The Commissioner also congratulated all the officers and staff involved in “this major case” for their super work.

Additionally, he said that they continue to work on the more suspects and that they will defeat violent extremism.

The IED explosion went off around 2020hrs on May 6, leaving Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed critically injured while he was getting into a car near his residence Kenereege in Galolhu Malé City. In addition to the Speaker, three more people were injured from the explosion including the Speaker’s bodyguards and bystanders.

Nasheed was taken to ADK with heavy bleeding and both internal and external shrapnel injuries. Ball bearings were found in Nasheed’s chest, near the heart. Injuries caused by these projectiles caused life threatening damage to the chest area. Nasheed endured major injury to the fourth rib, with a blade going through a lung. A projectile also went through his intestine with another near his liver.

Speaker Nasheed was treated at the Critical Care Unit of ADK hospital in Malé until he was airlifted to Germany on May 13, 2021, for recovery and rehabilitation. Parliament had previously revealed that Speaker Nasheed’s medical expenses in Germany are being covered by Honorary Consul of Maldives in Germany, Christian Von Stetten.