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DRP leader submits evidence against ex-pres Maumoon

Ahmed Aiham
22 September 2019, MVT 12:18
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (L) and Kaashidhoo MP Abdulla Jabir clash over MVR 29 million allegedly loaned to the former president. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
22 September 2019, MVT 12:18

Leader of Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) and Kaashidhoo MP Abdulla Jabir resubmitted the case against former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, providing evidence to back his claims, on Saturday.

The case was lodged at Maldives Police Service over Maumoon's alleged failure to repay MVR 29 million borrowed from Jabir.

According to local media Mihaaru, Jabir stated that he initially submitted the case without evidence, to which Police decided not to investigate the matter.

Jabir did not reveal further details over the evidence as police were investigating the resubmitted case.

In a letter to Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed, Jabir claimed that Gayoom borrowed the money as campaign funds for the previous presidential elections.

Jabir further alleged that Gayoom had mortgaged his residence 'Kinbigasdhoshuge' in capital Male' to take the loan, and warned that he would take ownership of the house if the former president refused to repay the amount.

He claimed that the two of them discussed the transaction at a hotel in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

However, Gayoom's current political party, Maldives Reform Movement (MRM), has refuted Jabir's claims and maintained that he had not loaned any money to either Gayoom or any individual of the party

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