Ex-VP Adeeb a free man after completing sentence

Former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb's 15 day sentence for contempt of court has been fully served, effectively making him a free man.

Adeeb was sentenced to 33 years in jail over three different convictions, however, they were subsequently overturned.

While the Supreme Court has overturned the 10 year jail sentence for the possession of illegal firearms, the court dismissed the sentences handed to Adeeb for his involvement in the explosion that occurred aboard presidential launch 'Finifenma', and the graft case involving Maabinhuraa Island, ordering a re-trial.

However, the Criminal Court made the decision not to pursue the retrials, along with 13 other cases involving Adeeb. Therefore, no cases concerning Adeeb are currently ongoing.

Adeeb served four days out of his 15 day sentence for contempt of court, after which he flew to India for medical treatment after Maldives Correctional Services granted permission. Upon his return, the remainder of the sentence has now been served and is no longer under the custody of Maldive Correctional Services, the authority confirmed on Sundy.