PGO prepares to file charges against Faih in Naushad’s murder

Ibrahim Faih Nizam, 25, Rahdhebaige, S. Maradhoo Feydhoo. (Photo/Maldives Police Service)

The Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) is set to file charges against Ibrahim Faih Nizam, one of the suspects in the murder of a young man inside a shop in Male’ City back in February.

Mohamed Ahmed Didi (Naushad), 30, Izmeer, S. Hithadhoo, was stabbed inside a shop located near the BG Garage in Maafannu district of Male’ at around 09:30 pm on February 24. He succumbed to his injuries on February 27.

Faih, 25, was presented before the Criminal Court for his remand hearing Wednesday. The court found the evidence against him to be sufficient, and granted a seven-day extension to the remand.

According to the Criminal Court, the PGO has stated the case against Faih will be filed with the court this week.

According to eye witnesses, Naushad had run into the shop, Krasa, to escape his pursuers. Two people on a motorbike arrived shortly afterwards, and stabbed him, leaving him on the floor in a pool of blood.

One of the suspects, a 20-year-old male, was arrested on February 26. He had been remanded in jail pending the outcome of his trial.

Meanwhile, the search for the second suspect – Faih, had resulted in a manhunt. He surrendered to the police on March 21.