Former President Abdulla Yaameen Abdul Gayyoom who is currently serving a five-year prison sentence in relation to the MMPRC Corruption scandal, has been transferred to house arrest tonight.
Government has decided to transfer Yaameen to house arrest after considering the pleas from opposition coalition PNC-PPM and relatives to ease his sentence during the holy month of Ramadan.
Earlier this month, President Solih assured that nothing will threaten Former President Yaameen’s health or security and that discussions were going on with relevant authorities to transfer him to house arrest.
Yaameen will remain under house arrest until the month of Ramadan is over.
Former President Yaameen was convicted of money laundering after having embezzled and transferred to his personal account, USD 1 million from the acquisition cost reserved for the government in the leasing and development of GA. Vodumulaa as a resort.
Moreover, Yaameen is also facing charges of money laundering and accepting bribes while in office for having transferred into his own account USD 1.1 million from the acquisition cost of R. Fuhgiri under the MMPRC grand corruption case.