Theft of Nasheed's mobile phone not reported to UK police

Parliament Speaker and President of the main-ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Mohamed Nasheed has said he did not report the theft of his mobile phone to authorities when it was stolen in the United Kingdom.

Nasheed's phone was stolen while he was dining with his daughter at a London restaurant on the 3rd of this month. Nasheed's daughter shared the information with his family in the Maldives via a text message, which was then shared with the Whatsapp group of MPs by Nasheed's niece and Deputy Speaker Eva Abdulla.

When asked by a journalist whether Nasheed reported the theft to the British police, Nasheed did not say whether he himself reported the case to the police. However, he said he asked the Maldivian High Commission in the UK to report the matter to the police.

Nasheed said although his phone was lost, this is the age of the iPhone and that all data in the lost phone has been recovered. He declined to comment further on the matter.

Nasheed’s phone was robbed after he alleged that he had photos of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih committing adultery. When asked regarding the photos during Monday's press conference, Nasheed changed his tune regarding the allegations and did not give satisfactory answers to reporters' questions.