Adeeb transferred back to prison following emergency treatment

Former Maldivian Vice President, Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor at IGMH.

Former Maldivian Vice President, Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor has been transported back to Maafushi Prison following emergency treatment at the Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) in Male’ City.

Adeeb’s family reports the former VP was transported to IGMH for emergency treatment on Friday morning after he collapsed inside his prison cell and hit his head.

He was transported back to prison following treatment on Friday night.

Maldives Correctional Service was not immediately available for comment regarding the decision.

Adeeb underwent surgery to remove stones from his kidney on November 19, 2018, and was transferred to house arrest on November 27, 2018.

During the time under house arrest Adeeb signed with the newly formed political party Maldives Third-Way Democrats (MTD) and was elected interim leader of the party – a decision which Elections Commission (EC) says is void as any person serving a sentence is banned from any position in a political party expect for general member under Prisons and Parole Act.

He was transferred back to prison on January 2 by Maldives Correctional Service, citing violation of the agreement for his house arrest.

Adeeb has been sentenced to a total of 33 years in prison for terrorism and the biggest embezzlement scandal in recent Maldivian history – the MMPRC embezzlement case.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) puts the value of the embezzlement at USD 91 million (MVR 1.4 billion).