President Solih did not investigate corruption cases: Speaker Nasheed

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (L) and Speaker Mohamed Nasheed (R) at the recently concluded MDP Congress | Photo: Adhadhu

Malé, Maldives – Former President and MDP President Mohammed Nasheed has said that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih did not carry out thorough investigation into the major corruption cases.

With the party’s primary next month is in full swing, Nasheed took to twitter stating that people would know what happened to the MMPRC corruption scandal and the money lost in the ventilators procurement scam when a full investigation is conducted, charges are filed and a verdict is reached, however, the President Solih has not done so.

“Prosecuting and sentencing will clarify what happened to the money from MMPRC scam and ventilator scam, President Solih’s term is coming to an end, and none of these have been successfully investigated and charged,” Nasheed said.

Former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb and then Managing Director of the MMPRC Abdullah Ziath have been convicted of several charges. However, they were sentenced to less than the basic standard due to their plea agreement with the state and both were transferred to house arrest in early 2019.

No one has been charged in connection with the ventilator scam. However, the ACC has sent a request to the Prosecutor General’s Office to prosecute three people.

The case has been sent for prosecution four times before. However, the case was withdrawn on all four occasions, citing incomplete investigation. The ACC has also decided to file the cases against eight people, including former Health Minister Abdullah Ameen.

The MDP presidential primary is scheduled to be held on January 28, with both President Solih and Speaker Nasheed campaigning for the primary.