K. Male' | Aishath Shaany | 12-September-2018 | Wednesday 12:25 | Shaaknee | Local | 1,144
A day after accusing President Abdulla Yameen of using black magic, jailed former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb has claimed the president was actively involved in convicting former President Mohamed Nasheed and former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim.
In a statement issued via his legal team on Wednesday, Adeeb said that the incumbent president had used a ‘monk’ to determine their sentences.
He said this is why Yameen uses odd-numbered dates, adding that this monk had assured the president that the ‘number three will always bring him success’.
Adeeb, who last year claimed that Nazim had been framed, said that he was framed by the president and Chief of Defense Force Major General Ahmed Shiyam.
The statement further noted that the pistol used to frame the former defence minister ‘is the same one [Adeeb] used to inaugurate the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF)’s indoor shooting range’ back in 2014.
In Tuesday’s statement, the former VP said accused the president of using practitioners of black magic to conduct a number of things, adding that the 'cutting down the trees on the main road of capital city Male’, killing the crocodile at the children’s park and destroying the chicken coops in Aarah’ are amongst some of the things done via the use of black magic.
While the president’s former right-hand man continues to make such allegations, his spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.
Adeeb was the tourism minister in President Yameen’s administration before becoming his second vice president in 2015. He is currently serving a 33-year jail term.
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