Parliament has decided to withdraw the police case against Bank of Maldives (BML) Deputy CEO Mohamed Shareef after he promised to support the committee and provide truthful information.
At Monday’s sitting, Speaker Mohamed Nasheed said the Deputy CEO has sent a letter requesting to have a second meeting with the finances committee.
This was after the parliament filed a police case alleging that he had provided false information to the committee during questioning over the MMPRC embezzlement case.
During questioning, Shareef said BML did not send a non-negotiable cheque to SoF, the company involved in the state embezzlement. However, after the committee meeting, evidence showing that BML had sent non-negotiable cheques to SoF were leaked on social media.
At Monday’s sitting, Speaker Nasheed said that Shareef, in his letter, said that he found out about the cheques via social media after the committee meeting and that requests another opportunity to provide information to the committee.
Speaker Nasheed said that he will discuss with the committee chair on withdrawing the police case.
Providing false information to the parliament is a criminal offense, according to the Constitution.