Police in discussion with PG regarding Nasheed's statement

Maldives Police Service is in discussion with the Prosecutor General's Office regarding obtaining Speaker of the Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed's statement on the May 6 attack.

A terror attack was carried out against Nasheed on May 6 by detonating an IED as he entered his vehicle near his residence in capital Male'. According to the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF), the IED was strapped to a motorcycle parked nearby. Nasheed sustained serious injuries in the attack and multiple critical surgeries were performed on Nasheed at ADK Hospital in Male'. Nasheed later traveled to Germany on May 13 for additional treatment, and he is currently recuperating from his injuries in the United Kingdom. The police attempted to record his statement on the attack while he was admitted at ADK Hospital, and later again after Nasheed left the country.

Despite having earlier declined the police's request for a statement, Nasheed agreed to provide a statement on the incident on September 2. Expressing his willingness to provide a statement, Nasheed said he wished for his statement to be recorded before the preliminary stage of hearings in the trial of the suspects linked to the case.

The police said while Nasheed has now agreed to provide a statement, they are in discussion with the Prosecutor General's Office, although no decision has been reached thus far. The Prosecutor General's Office has not commented on the matter.