Ahmed Mahloof

ACC yet to launch any investigations against suspended youth minister

  • President Solih asked the youth minister to stay home last month, following the controversial report publicized by ACC over the MMPRC corruption

K. Male' 2019 Mar 14 | Thu 19:29 local 6,822

Youth Minister Ahmed Mahloof - Mohamed Sharuhaan

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is not investigating any corruption allegations against Youth Minister Ahmed Mahloof.

The corruption watchdog had last month publicized a controversial report on the biggest corruption scandal in the country’s history, which led to the minister’s suspension.

His name was included in the list of those that had conducted business with the company, Scores of Flare (SoF), used to launder millions from the state through the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC).

He immediately denied any wrongdoing.

Claiming that it was a foreign exchange transaction, Mahloof said that the transaction took place on 31 August 2014. He said that it was done while his family was running a fashion outlet in the capital, The Jeans, and was conducted by his younger brother Ali Mubeen. Mahloof added that the reason the money was deposited to his account was because The Jeans “did not have a dollar account.”

While the youth minister had asked the Commission to expedite the investigation into the matter, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih decided to suspend him until the investigation concludes.

However, RaajjeMV understands that the ACC, on Tuesday, informed Mahloof that they are not investigating him.

Last updated at: 4 months ago | Reviewed by: Humaam Ali

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