Former Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, on Thursday, was brought in for questioning by Maldives Police Service in connection to additional investigations which have been opened against him.
Yameen, who is already serving a 15-year prison sentence for money laundering, was taken to the Maldives Police Service headquarters at 2 pm.
Former Vice President Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, one of Yameen’s legal representatives, previously confirmed that the police had opened two new investigations against him, but declined to disclose the nature of the two investigations.
Yameen was brought in for questioning on Thursday in connection to the two new investigations.
Maldives Police Service has yet to release any information regarding its new investigations.
The former President was sentenced to five years in prison and MVR 5 million in fines on November 28, 2019, after he was found guilty of receiving and laundering USD 1 million from SOF Private Limited – the acquisition cost payable to MMPRC for the lease of G. A. Vodamula.
Appeal proceedings are underway at the High Court over the conviction.