ACC launches investigation into Transport Minister

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has launched an investigation into corruption allegations against Transport Minister Aishath Nahla.

ACC's media officer Nishan Mohamed told AVAS that the ACC had received a complaint against Minister Nahla and that the first stage of the investigation had been launched.

"The case has been received and accepted. The first stage of the investigation is now underway. It is too early to give further details. It is still early in the investigation," Nishan said.

Minister Nahla has been accused of illegally registering many vehicles to facilitate corruption in road vehicle registration. It is alleged that she had benefited financially from this. Assistant Director of the Transport Ministry Rushuna Rashad has also been accused of receiving financial gain.

Last month, Minister Nahla sent a letter to the President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih requesting the removal of Deputy Minister of Transport Shimaz Ali. The minister accused Shimaz of corruption, such as illegal vehicle registration and defamation of some officials of the ministry.