The Prosecutor General’s Office has announced it will expedite measures necessary to establish justice once Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla’s 2014 abduction and murder case is officially submitted to the agency.
The announcement was made by the PG’s Office in a short statement via its official Twitter account this Monday.
The agency has also announced it had begun collaborating on the case with the presidential commission on investigation of murders and enforced disappearances on a working level.
“We take this opportunity to provide assurance we will take the measures necessary to establish justice without delay once the case is officially submitted to this office,” said the PG’s Office.
The statement comes after Speaker of Parliament, former President Mohamed Nasheed urged State authorities to expedite charges against the men involved in Rilwan’s abduction and murder.
The presidential commission on investigation of murders and enforced disappearances presented Nasheed with the draft report on the case earlier this Monday.
The presidential commission, on Sunday, announced that it had evidence Rilwan was abducted from Hulhumale’ where he resided, forced into a car, put on board a dinghy boat, transferred to another vessel, and then murdered by strangulation in the early hours of August 8, 2014.
It also announced that the Al-Qaeda branch in Maldives was responsible for both Rilwan’s abduction and murder.
The commission’s revelations marked the first official confirmation from a State source that Rilwan, who had been missing since August 8, 2014, had been murdered.