Charges raised against one over safari sexual assault case

Charges have been raised against one individual involved in the alleged sexual assault on a foreigner aboard a safari moored off Hulhumale’.

A Kenyan woman was allegedly sexually assaulted on a liveaboard safari anchored in the lagoon of reclaimed suburb Hulhumale’ last June. Two people arrested in connection to the case were later released, due to which the police were subjected to harsh criticism and allegations. It has been rumored that the two people who were released have strong connections to the current government. The police have since requested charges against three individuals in connection to the case.

The Prosecutor General’s Office Spokesperson, Public Prosecutor Ahmed Shafeeu Monday said charges have been filed against an individual in connection to the case. In this regard, charges were raised against Abdulla Shaan from Noorange, Laamu Gan. Shaan is the spouse of Hinnavaru lawmaker, Jeehan Mahmood.

The charges filed against Shaan are sexual assault, assault, and putting a person in fear of imminent bodily harm. According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, the charges were filed at Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court last Wednesday.

Shafeeu added that charges have not been filed against the remaining two suspects involved in the matter due to lack of sufficient evidence against them.