PG appeals former VP Adeeb's case at High Court

April 28, 2020: Former VP Ahmed Adeeb. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The Prosecutor General's Office has appealed the case of former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor to the High Court after the Criminal Court ruled that the charges brought against Adeeb were unlawful yesterday.

Adeeb was released after the Criminal Court disagreed with the conduct of the prosecutors in bringing charges against the former vice president. Adeeb is alleged to have been heavily involved in the MMPRC scandal. However, the court later issued a travel ban against him, effectively barring him from departing the country.

Allegations of corruption and influence have been directed at the Criminal Court judge who was presiding over the matter. Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem had stated yesterday that he did not agree with the conclusion of the lower court and would certainly appeal in the case.

PG Shameem dubbed the trial yesterday in the Criminal Court that saw Adeeb released as unlawful. A tweet by the PG confirmed that the case had in fact been appealed to the High Court. 

PG Shameem also directed criticism towards the Criminal Court Judge Ismail Rasheed for the trial yesterday and said that there was enough evidence to bring 150 charges against the ex-vice president that would convict him for a period of 800 years.