Due to lack of evidence, PG decides against charging ex-Disability Ambassador

Police confirmed that Ahmed Hishan, who was the former disability ambassador, was summoned to the Police on January 31, 2020, to be questioned for a case under investigation. Several accusations of child abuse and sexual harassment against Hishan has been made on social media. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Prosecutor General's office has said that charges would not be brought against the former Disability Ambassador Ahmed Hishan who has been accused of child abuse, due to a lack of evidence.

Hishan from G. Niruweek, K. Male' has been accused of child abuse. Police sent his case to the PG office for charges to be brought forward. Hishan is accused of molesting at least seven children over a period of time.

Public Prosecutor and media official of PG Office Ahmed Shafeeu said that due to a lack of evidence and witnesses in the case, the PG Office had decided against bringing charges in the case.

He also added that some of the crimes Hishan is accused had occurred over a long time ago which prevented charges being brought forward.

However, due to possible uncovered evidence and possibly other victims of Hishan, the PG office recommended to the police for a 'public pledge announcement' in the case.

The PG requested police to investigate and forward any evidence and witness statements obtained from a victim that is able to verify and detail accounts of abuse received from Hishan.

Hishan has most notably received a National Award of Recognition during the former administration. A large number of the public have since called to take away the honor from him. Hishan had said in a Facebook post today that he had decided to return the honor.