Leader of Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) and Kaashidhoo MP Abdulla Jabir has refused to give a statement in the corruption probe against President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is investigating a claim made by the MP during a parliament debate that accused the president and senior officials of the government of accepting bribes, after an individual filed a case at the commission.
A tweet published by DRP on Sunday said Jabir informed his refusal to give a statement to ACC regarding the probe when he was contacted by the commission. A summon has now been issued to Jabir to present himself to the commission, said the party.
Jabir during the parliamentary debate persistently alleged that President Solih stole from the state by issuing compensation to private companies over terminated government contracts. The MP said the president stole over US$ two billion.
ACC has not revealed any details of the case. However, the commission has confirmed that they are looking into the case.