Azima Shakoor

Police interrogate ex-president’s lawyer over money laundering allegations

  • The police are looking into the possibility that Azima herself had assisted Yameen with the alleged laundering

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K. Male' 2019 Jan 02 | Wed 14:45 1,645 local

Azima Shakoor - Mohamed Sharuhaan

Former President Abdulla Yameen’s lawyer Azima Shakoor has been interrogated in connection to the money laundering allegations against him.

Shakoor, who was formerly legal affairs minister at the President’s Office, had spent over four hours at the Maldives Police Service headquarters, after entering the office at 4:00pm on Tuesday.

RaajjeMV understands that the police are looking into the possibility that Azima herself had assisted Yameen with the alleged laundering, and to cover it up.

The police said that a bank account linked to President Yameen is holding an excess of MVR 100 million, and had interrogated him on December 15th.

Last updated at: 5 months ago | Reviewed by: Humaam Ali

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