One of the suspects arrested in connection to the brutal murder of the middle-aged woman who was found killed in her home at N. Manadhoo has been remanded in custody pending the outcome of his trial.
Naeema Moosa, 62, Annaarumaage, N. Manadhoo, was found stabbed to death in her bedroom at around 06:30 pm on April 7.
A street sweeper employed by the local council, Naeema had lived alone. She was reported missing by her family at around 06:13 pm on April 7. She was last seen on April 5.
The police had to break open her bedroom door and found her lying dead on the floor.
Three arrests have been made in connection to the murder to date: a 23-year-old and two 21-year-old youths from Manadhoo. One of them, a 21-year-old, however, was arrested from capital Male’ City.
Police, sharing the latest updates on the case on Sunday, said Ahzam Abdul Shukoor, 23, whose initial arrest had been over a drug-related case, was first remanded in custody for 14 days. However, they said he was remanded in custody for five days last Thursday in connection to Naeema’s murder.
Ahzam confessed to Naeema’s murder during interrogation.
He had previously resided in Male’, where he had reportedly joined a criminal gang, before moving back to Manadhoo.
Police, on Sunday, said the 21-year-old suspect arrested from Manadhoo over Naeema’s murder has been remanded in custody pending the outcome of the trial.
Meanwhile, the 21-year-old suspect arrested from Male’ City was remanded in custody for 30 days on May 29th. He has a history of drug-related crimes.