Police told the court on Thursday that local TikTok star Fathimath Rooma admitted to police that she threw out a bag of drugs, and said it belonged to her husband.
Rooma, along with her husband, Mohamed Naseem, were arrested on suspicion of use, possession and distribution of narcotics on Wednesday, May 11.
They were presented before the Criminal Court for their remand hearing on Thursday.
The court decided that freeing them posed a threat to the community, and remanded them in custody of police for three days.
The remand order for Naseem reads that the police found a bag of drugs from the roof of a residence near where the police conducted the raid.
While no police officers witnessed anyone throwing out the bag, police told the court that Rooma told the officers involved in the raid that it had been she who threw out the bag, and that it belonged to her husband.
However, Rooma’s defense attorney told the court that given her emotional state at the time, the information couldn’t be accepted as valid.
The attorney also accused police of coercing the confession out of her.
The defense attorney also pointed out that the drugs from H. Nuvilaamanzil, and not H. Bluebird, where Rooma and her husband lived, and where the police had the search warrant for.
The attorney argued there was no evidence linking Rooma to the drugs found in the bag.
Rooma, known on TikTok by her handle Pretty Roomie, has over 25,000 followers on the app.