Former Commissioner of Prisons, Abdulla Munaz has stated that he was terminated from his post following the government coalition's failed attempts to ignite the prisons.
A letter signed by the President Office's Chief of Staff, Ali Zahir was sent over to Munaz on Tuesday stating his termination from the post.
Upon receiving a letter of his dismissal, Munaz alleged that the government coalition and some outside parties had attempted to ignite the prisons. He further stated that his termination was motivated due to this failed attempt.
Munaz noted that to be dismissed in this manner was an accomplishment.
Abdulla Munaz was appointed as the Commissioner of Prisons on the 25th of December, 2018. At the time, Munaz was a member of the Presidential Commission on Deaths and Disappearances formed by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
He served 24 years in MNDF before being honorably discharged in 2011, during which he was First Lieutenant of the force. Following his retirement, Munaz then joined the newly formed Department of Penitentiary and Rehabilitation Services as Superintendent.
Subsequently, President Solih has appointed Ahmed Mohamed Fulhu, the Inspector of Corrections to succeed Munaz as Commissioner of Prisons.