Corruption investigations still incomplete, says Nasheed

Parliament Speaker and former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has said the investigations into corruption cases were unsatisfactory.

In a tweet posted on Friday, Nasheed said the money trail for the COVID-19 ventilator corruption case and the MMPRC graft would become clear when the perpetrators are charged and sentenced. While President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's term is coming to an end, there has not been a successful investigation for either case thus far, he said.

"President Solih's term is coming to an end. And none of these have been successfully investigated and prosecuted," Nasheed said.

Although Nasheed has said none had been prosecuted in the corruption cases, former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb and then-MMPRC Managing Director Abdullah Ziyath have been convicted in the MMPRC scam, in which millions in state funds were lost to corruption. The ACC has asked the Prosecutor General's Office to prosecute three people for failure to procure ventilators despite issuing advance payments to Dubai-based Executors General Trading to buy and supply the ventilators.