ACC investigates money laundering case of outgoing Pres

Recent reports confirm Maldives Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is investigating outgoing president Abdulla Yameen attached money laundering cases.

Reports claim the Anti-Corruption Commission has requested to acquire necessary documents from Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), a wing of Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) responsible in investigating financial offenses, related to the case.

The case up for investigation at ACC is believed to be filed by Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).

The case allegedly involves outgoing president Abdulla Yameen, who the political party believes borrowed USD100 million from an Indonesian national; which was afterwards transferred through various local bank accounts.

Both ACC and President's Office were unavailable to comment on the case.

Earlier the outgoing Maldives president was suspected of a money laundering scheme; which was reported by Al-Jazeera network.

The international news network alleged president Abdulla Yameen had credited USD150 million in 'hard cash' through multiple installments.

This accusation however, was derailed by the president's spokesperson who was adamant the monies were 'gifts' of party supporters and president Abdulla Yameen's well-wishers who contributed for the ruling party campaign efforts.