Dhoonidhoo Prison

Chief Inspector's phone confiscated following plans to release detainees

  • Dhoonidhoo Island Prison's Chief Inspector of Police Akram Abdul Wahhab's phone has been confiscated for the duration of a month.
  • It was done following claims of planning to release prisoners in confinement at the island prison.
  • Police are yet to respond to queries regarding the matter.

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K. Male' 2018 Mar 30 | Fri 05:23 6,816 local

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RaajjeMV has received information that Dhoonidhoo Island Prison's Chief Inspector of Police Akram Abdul Wahhab's phone has been confiscated.

Wahhab's phone was confiscated following allegations of planning to release prisoners in confinement at the island prison.

Police are yet to respond to queries regarding the matter.

Wahhab's phone has been confiscated for the duration of a month.

He is related to detained former Commissioner of Police and Kinbidhoo constituency MP Abdulla Riyaz's family.

While Riyaz is in police custody, on the 06th of March Tuesday, CP Ahmed Areef was apprehended under allegations of conspiring to overthrow the government and has since been detained in Dhoonidhoo Island Prison along with several others.

While speculations are circulating that Wahhab was planning to release detainees at the island prison, controversies are surfacing regarding the Supreme Court ruling issued on the 01st of February reinstating oppositon MPs and releasing political detainees which President Yameen denies to implement.

The administration continues to assert that the ruling is a rebellious act within the SC bench to overthrow the government.

On the 5th of February, incumbent President Yameen had declared a nation-wide state of emergency upon the issuing of the SC ruling and apprehended prominent figures in the political sphere including Supreme Court Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Justice Ali Hameed, long-serving statesman Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, his son MP Faris Maumoon and son-in-law Mohamed Nadheem. Along with them, several political leaders, parliament members and even officers of the Special Operations unit of MPS have been detained under allegations of conspiring to overthrow the government.

Last updated at: 3 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Hussein Fiyaz

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