President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Wednesday assured that the administration would work to ensure justice for murder victim Mohamed Anas of Meedhoo, Raa Atoll.
President Solih met with several top officials of various institutions in Meedhoo, as part of his presidential tour to islands in Raa Atoll. Residents of the island met privately with the president on the sidelines of the meeting, to expedite inquiries into the case and request swift justice for Anas.
In order to comfort and extend support to the victim's family and friends, President Solih disclosed that the presidential Commission on Investigation of Murders and Enforced Disappearances is probing the case, and reassured that the administration 'will do everything in its power' to ensure justice is served for the victim and his family.
Mohamed Anas was attacked by a group of knife-wielding male assailants inside Litus Service Centre in capital Male' on July 31, 2017. He was found with 37 stab wounds.
Eight suspects including a juvenile were charged with the murder.
Usman Shareef, 23, Ahmed Zayan, 19, Mohamed Shaz, 21, and Afrah Abdul Razzaq, 21, stand accused of committing the murder, while Junaih Abdulla, 19, Hassan Mahfooz, 22, and Simah Moosa, 23, were charged with aiding and abetting for driving the assailants to and from the scene of the crime.
Anas's murder trial is currently ongoing.