Gayoom's daughter request postponing police summon

Yumna Maumoon on Monday has requested from Maldives Police Service to postpone her summoning at the authority.

Validated through a trusted source Avas Online received information the daughter of former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was ordered to summon at police authority at 16:00hrs on Monday afternoon for her alleged involvement in the coup plot.

In her letter to the authority she requested to postpone her summoning as she would have to leave her younger child without a guardian, but included her elder child is returning home tonight and further added to reschedule the time for tomorrow.

Police have summoned Yumna, the latest family of member of the 80 year old Gayoom to be accused in the coup plot, according to reliable sources.

The island nation has been embroiled in fresh political turmoil after the Supreme Court on February 1 ordered the immediate release of jailed political leaders including self-exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed.

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on February 5 had declared state of emergency after his last ditch attempt to convince the top court to revoke the order failed, purged the Supreme Court by arresting two judges and the remaining political leaders and ultimately had the order revoked.

Yameen's half-brother and former president Gayoom, chief justice Abdulla Saeed, top court judge Ali Hameed and four former government lawmakers which included Gayoom's son Faris Maumoon have been charged with terrorism for their involvement in the coup plot through the February 1 court order.

Yumna's husband also remains in custody and have been charged with terrorism over the plot.

Six of the coup suspects are set to stand trial together, the presiding judge had announced.