Ibrahim Fazeel, individual previously arrested over the disappearance of Aminath Shima Nafiz, has been arrested in connection to an abduction in Gan island of Laamu atoll.
He was arrested on Monday, while in hiding, and police said that this was the third arrest in the case.
Police said that a 44-year-old man was abducted in Gan island on May 2. Noting that he was threatened at knifepoint and mugged, police said that the abductors had sought a ransom as well.
As such, two of them were arrested near the money drop zone, Gan Province Office, on May 3. Police said that one of them had attempted to flee on a motorcycle, but that he was apprehended later.
Fazeel has also faced accusations following Shima’s disappearance. He was the last person to see the 19-year-old.
On February 22, Shima was traveling on a dinghy with Fazeel which is to have overturned. He is to have placed her on top of the overturned dinghy before swimming to a nearby resort for help; however, she has been missing since.
Fazeel and two others were arrested in March, while trying to flee with Shima’s younger sister. They were released in April.