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State transfers Adeeb back to jail

02 January 2019, MVT 23:44
Polices stationed in front of former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb's residence. PHOTO: ASIMA NIZAR/MIHAARU
02 January 2019, MVT 23:44

Former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb, was transferred back to prison on Wednesday.

Adeeb's representing party Maldives Third-way democrats (MTD) confirmed the matter by revealing that Maldives Correctional Service (MCS) presented themselves at Adeeb's residence to transfer him back to prison.

Although, due to Adeeb being under Police custody, Police officers and corrections officers accompanied Adeeb to jail.

Minister of Home Affairs Imran Abdulla, during a press conference held on Wednesday, stated that the period for house rest prescribed by the doctors had expired and that Adeeb would be transferred to prison.

Adeeb is serving a 33-year jail sentence over orchestrating an assassination attempt on former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and for his involvement in major corruption scandals, including the Maldives Marketing And Public Relations Corporation MVR 1.4 billion embezzlement case, during his tenure.

The former Vice-President was appointed the President of MTD but Elections Commission declared that Adeeb's ongoing conviction rendered him ineligible to serve any post of a political party except as a member, as per the amendment made to the Prisons and Parole Act in 2015.

He was under house arrest for over a month due to poor health post surgery.

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