Managing Director of SeaLife Global, Ahmed Moosa (Ammati) who scammed hundreds of people has been charged with 42 counts of criminal offences, with up to 65 years of imprisonment if convicted.
Ammati was extradited to Maldives from Sri Lanka via Interpol Red notice was remanded by the Criminal Court. The prosecutors are charging Ahmed Moosa under articles of the Maldives Penal Code (Law No. 6/2014),
- Section 214, Theft of Services – 12 counts (under Subsection B) and 25 other charges.
- Section 215, Theft by Failure to Deliver Funds Entrusted (under Subsection A and B) in addition to;
- Section 210, Theft, misrepresentation, Deception, Extortion and Disposition (under Subsection B) – 5 counts
SeaLife announced a 3,000 apartment housing complex in 2015 after being contracted by the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) in 2014, and took a booking a fee of more than MVR 50,000 from 280 tenants. The housing complex was never built and none of the tenants were reimbursed of more than MVR 14 million, taken as a down payment.
Around 203 tenants of the SeaLife housing complex sued SeaLife Global, HDC and the Ministry of Economic Development, however government came to an agreement with the victims for a settlement of MVR 45 million and allocation of flats under a government housing scheme.