Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has stated that it is not investigating President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
ACC stated this in response to a question on whether the President is being investigated over the corruption accusations.
There have been some reports alleging that former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb had given MVR 37 million to Solih, which was embezzled from Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC). The reports claimed that the money was handed over in a meeting at the Rehendhi apartment building.
The money was allegedly to pass the bill banning anyone 65 years of age and older from running for presidency and allowing 30-year-old candidates. The bill was passed with 77 MPs voting in favor, which included members of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), including then MDP Parliamentary Group leader Solih.
The President’s Office spokesperson Ibrahim Hood has denied the accusations.
Upon his inauguration, President Solih, who served in parliament for 25 years, said that his administration has a zero-tolerance policy on corruption and will not allow anyone to commit any act of corruption, no matter their position in government.
President Solih has also established a commission to investigate state corruption.