Maldives Correctional Service (MCS), on Tuesday night, extended former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb’s medical leave by ten days.
According to MCS, the former vice president’s family requested an extension on his leave the day before he was set to return as he was unable to receive the complete treatment within the given time. His leave was extended to July 6.
Adeeb, with his wife Mariyam Nashwa, flew to Bangalore, India, on June 14. He was initially scheduled to return on June 26.
“… Adeeb was unable to receive the necessary medical treatment in the allotted time, including a cancer screening recommended by his doctor. Per his family’s request, we have extended the date upon which he is to return to jail, to July 6, 2019”, the statement declared.
Accused of orchestrating an explosion aboard the presidential speedboat to assassinate former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, and embezzling MVR 1.3 billion from state funds, Adeeb was granted one year of medical furlough by the Maldives Medical and Dental Council.
Minister of Home Affairs mentioned that security for Adeeb’s visit to Bangalore was strengthened with three Maldivian police officers and three MCS officers accompanying him at all times.