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Cases against 4 judges filed at ACC

Nafaahath Ibrahim
07 November 2019, MVT 18:25
Chief Justice Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi (M) and judges Abdulla Areef (L) and Adam Mohamed Abdulla of the Supreme Court. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI / MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
07 November 2019, MVT 18:25

Anti Corruption Commission on Thursday received cases against four Supreme Court Judges, accusing them of abusing their power.

Cases were lodged by an independent individual, accusing Judges Abdulla Didi, Abdulla Areef, Adam Mohamed and Abdulla Mohamed Ghani of using petty cash allocated for administrative purposes, for their meals.

According to local media Mihaaru, ACC confirmed to have received such a case.

The case lodged details that the four judges sent a vehicle along with a staff member to pick up their lunch orders from Bombay Darbar, an Indian food outlet located in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale, and ate at the court.

It was noted that though this happened frequently, petty cash was not meant to be utilized as food allowance.

Furthermore, it was cited via court staff that the three newly appointed judges did not take part in these lunches.

The individual who submitted the case requested the matter to be investigated, as using members of staff as well as resources of the court for personal benefits is unlawful.