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President's Office denies ex-VP Adeeb bribed incumbent

Ahmed Aiham
19 August 2019, MVT 09:10
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih speaking at the launching ceremony of e-Commerce Marketplace Platform 'Moolee'. PHOTO: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE
Ahmed Aiham
19 August 2019, MVT 09:10

The President's Office (PO), on Sunday, denied rumours that alleged President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih received a bribe of MVR 37 million from former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb.

Local media outlets claim that the funds were funnelled through the MVR 1.3 billion graft of the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC).

Reports further alleged that President Solih collected the sum at Adeeb's personal residence, in the presence of former attorney general Mohamed Anil and former Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Dr Mohamed Shainee.

Spokesperson of the President's Office Ibrahim Hood, stated that President Solih never met the two politicians together.

President Solih was the Parliamentary Group (PG) Leader of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) at the time.

He was further accused by opposition-aligned Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) to have received a deposit of MVR 32 million into a Singaporean account owned by the President.

President's Office denied these rumours, claiming that he does not own an account in the country.

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