Money Laundering

Former President Yameen summoned over money-laundering claims

  • He was questioned over a money-laundering case lodged against him

Zunana Zalif

K. Male' 2019 Jan 06 | Sun 17:33 1,475 local

Former President Yameen - Raajjemv

Former President Abdulla Yameen has been summoned to police headquarters for questioning.

The former President arrived at Police HQ on Sunday afternoon and is being questioned regarding an investigation into money-laundering allegations against him.

Yameen was summoned last month as well, after which he said that the police questioned him regarding the money deposited to his account during the presidential election campaign last September, as well as the USD one million involving Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC).

In a statement, police revealed that a money-laundering case has been submitted by state institutions, against the former President. The case was filed in mid-September by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) at the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA). The statement went on to state that the police will take all necessary measures against Yameen if he is found guilty.

Bank accounts linked to him have been frozen since, with authorities seizing over MVR 100 million.

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

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