A minor arrested in the 2017 murder of Nadheem Abdul Kareem inside the Terminal Café in Male’ City has been released from custody with conditions.
Nadheem from Ibrahimi Hiyaa H. A. Thakandhoo, was murdered inside the Terminal Café after being attacked by a group of people with sharp objects.
A minor was charged in the case for being an accessory to murder. The case was heard in the Juvenile Court. The Juvenile Court had dismissed the case but the High Court, later ordered a review of the case which led to the minor being detained on January 5, until the end of his trial. The Juvenile Court has once again ordered the release of the minor with certain conditions for a period of 100 days.
The Juvenile Court had initially ordered the minor to be released which was later appealed to the High Court, which instructed the lower court to review the detention order. The Juvenile Court then dismissed the case altogether, when the state had requested for a ruling on the detention, stating that the legal timeframe for the charges to be brought forward had expired. The dismissal was appealed to the High Court which ordered the case to be reviewed.
Information of the minor is maintained as confidential. Mohamed Mafaaz Hussain from G. Sharaaz was charged with the murder in the case, while Hussain Shamin from Samantha, R. Innamaadhoo, Mohamed Karam, Suhail from Havaas, G. A. Gemanafushi and Ali Nifaz from Vidhaathari, L. Gan, were charged with being an accessory to the murder. The case is still underway in court.