Assault and Violence

Opposition parties congratulate officer for stopping armed assailant

  • The officer stopped the assailant as he fled after stabbing a civilian with a knife in Maafannu ward
  • Spokesperson Mariya said he is an excellent example for what other officers should aspire to
  • She said the opposition hopes to pave the way for the police service to focus on their true purpose in their administration

Humaam Ali
HumaamAli

K. Male' 2018 Aug 29 | Wed 20:34 1,204 local

The officer has been receiving public praise for stopping the assailant - Mohamed Sharuhaan

The opposition coalition parties have congratulated a traffic police officer for stopping an armed assailant on Tuesday night in Male’.

The officer has been receiving public praise for stopping the assailant as he fled after stabbing a civilian with a knife in Maafannu ward.

At a press conference on Wednesday, MP Mariya Ahmed Didi, spokesperson of the Joint Opposition presidential candidate, said he is an excellent example for what other officers should aspire too.

She said that all officers should stop any assailant in their vicinity as part of their ‘protect and serve’ pledge and that the opposition hopes to pave the way for the police service to focus on their true purpose in their administration.

Last updated at: 3 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Ismail Naail Nasheed

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