Police probe case involving the governor

Maldives Police Service is investigating a case where governor Ahmed Naseer is accused with obstruction of law enforcement.

Spokesperson Chief Inspector Izmiya Zahir confirmed to AVAS that a case has been reported against the governor and is currently being investigated. She did not divulge any further details on the case.

According to sources, the case was reported to the police by former Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) head of Maldives Monetary Authority, Abdulla Ashraf. He presented the case after having been dismissed from his position, largely by the influence of the governor, after presenting former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyom's money laundering case to the police following the 2018 presidential election.

Earlier on Tuesday, Ashraf along with governor Ahmed Naseer and a previous head of FIU Athif Shakoor were summoned by the Public Finance Committee of the parliament for questioning over the findings listed in the Anti-corruption Commision (ACC) report into the largest financial scandal in the history of the country. In the scandal, millions of state funds were embezzled through Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Company (MMPRC).