Former President Yameen

Yameen's legal adviser Azima questioned over money laundering case

  • Azima said she was summoned to the police station on Sunday
  • She declined to disclose details, as the investigation is ongoing

Humaam Ali
HumaamAli

K. Male' 2018 Dec 31 | Mon 18:46 1,686 local

Azima Shakoor receives he letter of appointment as legal affairs minister at the President's Office - Presidents Office

The police have questioned Azima Shakoor, legal adviser to Abdulla Yameen, over the money laundering case against the former president.

Speaking to RaajjeMV, Azima said she was summoned to the police station on Sunday but declined to disclose details, as the investigation is ongoing.

Yameen himself was summoned by the police earlier this month after they received reports that he had made illegal transactions as president. The police have stated that Yameen’s accounts containing over MVR 100 million have been frozen.

The Finance Investigation Unit, a department of Maldives Monetary Authority, has also filed money laundering cases against Yameen at the relevant authorities and the Anti-Corruption Commission is investigating the transfer of USD 1 million to Yameen’s account at the Islamic bank.

Responding to the accusations, Yameen has said that he obtained all the money legally and that he takes full responsibility of it.

Last updated at: 5 months ago | Reviewed by: Aishath Shaany

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