The Prosecutor General’s Office has charged four people apprehended in connection with the attempted assassination of People’s Majlis Speaker Mohamed Nasheed on May 6.
In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed revealed that the Prosecutor General’s Office has filed charges against four people apprehended in connection with the May 6 bombing with the Criminal Court. He also congratulated all the policemen who worked on the investigation.
The following people have been charged in connection with the case:
- Mujaz Ahmed, 21, Ma. Feyruge, K. Male’
- Thahmeen Ahmed, 32, Folheyma, GA. Kondey
- Ali Haisham, 27, Nooreege, N. Manadhoo
- Adhuham Ahmed Rasheed, 26, Hiyaa, V. Thinadhoo
If the charges are proven in the Criminal Court, all the accused face up to 40 years in jail on terrorism-related offences.
Police had arrested ten people in connection with the case and had asked the Prosecutor General’s Office to file charges against five of them.
However, no charges were made against Ahmed Fathih, 23, who was one of the first suspects apprehended in connection with the case.
Shameem explained that, for the time being, they were unable to press charges against Fathih based on the evidence supplied. However, he did not provide any additional information, instead adding that the investigation is still ongoing.