Ministry of Finance and Treasury has ordered imprisoned former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor to pay over MVR 74 million within seven days to the State.
Ministry of Finance has provided confirmation of the news to “Sun”.
A senior ministry official, who requested anonymity, reported to “Sun” that the ministry instructed Adeeb to pay the money following a report by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). He said the ACC report clearly shows Adeeb owed the figure to the State.
“Adeeb has been instructed to pay the State a total of MVR 74,016,000 in connection with the case,” said the official. “Adeeb has been instructed to complete the payment to the State within seven days, starting from March 28.”
He said the letter has now been sent to Adeeb’s family.
The official said that if Adeeb, fails to pay the money, the case will be forwarded to the Attorney General’s Office for legal action.
The letter sent to Adeeb has gone viral over the social media.
The letter says Adeeb is being penalized for an unlawful 50-year extension to the contract awarded to a company to develop Nasandhura Palace Hotel in 2010.
The ACC report shows Adeeb needs to bear responsibility for the loss, reads the ministry’s letter.