Anti Corruption Commission seeks authority to prosecute

Members of the Anti Corruption Commission of Maldives at a Parliamentary Committee Meeting | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) of Maldives have sought the authority to prosecute cases at the Maldives parliament yesterday.

The ACC stated this with regards to the Prosecutor General’s Office returning cases to the commission for further investigations stating lack of evidence for the cases to be prosecutable.

We hope to see the day when we [the Anti Corruption Commission] can prosecute cases directly.

Ibrahim Shakeel, ACC

The ACC representative also urged the parliament to investigate the reason why cases are not being prosecuted despite the commission forwarding the cases to the PGO for prosecution.

Ibrahim Shakeel of the ACC requested the parliament to probe into this issue by summoning the Prosecutor General to the Parliament’s Judiciary Committee.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) was established on 16 October 2008 under ACC Act 13/2008. The Mandate of ACC includes the investigation of corruption offences, creating public awareness, and the promotion of integrity in all spheres of governance and recommendation of best practices.