15-day remand for two who threatened Addu police

Hithadhoo, Addu City. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Two suspects arrested for threatening police officers in Addu City have been remanded in custody of police for 15 days.

A police spokesperson said the two suspects were presented before the Hithadhoo Magistrate Court for their remand hearing on Tuesday.

They were remanded in custody of police for 15 days, said the spokesperson.

The two suspects, identified as a 21-year-old male and a 22-year-old male, were arrested earlier Tuesday.

According to police, the two were stopped by police for reckless and unlicensed driving on a motorbike. They threatened to damage and torch police property.

The incident was the latest in a string of attacks targeting police.

On September 9, three off-duty Drug Enforcement Department (DED) officers were attacked with weapons by at least eight people which the Commissioner of Police Mohamed said was carried out by members of a known crime group in Henveiru district.

On Sunday, a man barged into the Maafannu Police Station and threatened to kill one of the police officers. CP Hameed tweeted that the man in question was affiliated with a known organized crime group in Maafannu district of Male’ City. He barged the station after another person affiliated with the same group was arrested on suspicion of robbery.