Employee arrested for threatening to burn down resort

Adaaran Prestige Vadoo.

A male Maldivian employee of a resort has been arrested after threatening to damage the resort’s property and burn down the resort if he was not allowed to leave the island.

The government has placed restrictions on the movement of people from resorts due to the situation with the Covid-19 virus.

Police informed that the incident occurred on the resort of Adaaran Prestige Vadoo and a 40-year old male was arrested in connection with the threats.

The man had tried to depart from the island to consult with a doctor. The man had threatened to burn down the resort as the management was trying to contact HPA to conduct the procedure.

The magistrate court in Maafushi had ordered the man to be detained for 15 days.