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Evidence of prominent MP bribing lawmakers in no confidence petition: Police

MP Abdulla Riyaz (R), JP leader Qasim Ibrahim (C) and MP Faris Maumoon before a press conference at JP's main hub. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

MP Abdulla Riyaz (R), JP leader Qasim Ibrahim (C) and MP Faris Maumoon before a press conference at JP’s main hub. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

Police announced Monday that they have evidence that opposition lawmaker of Dhiggaru constituency, Faris Maumoon, had bribed some members of parliament to seek the motion of no confidence against Parliament Speaker Abdulla Maseeh.

In a statement read at Iskandhar Koshi, Superintendent of Police Ahmed Shifan stated that Police received complaints of bribery late Monday after the joint opposition submitted its resolution to parliament to file for a no-confidence vote against the speaker.

He disclosed that an individual, Ahmed Shafiu of Laamu Atoll Fonadhoo island, has been arrested while Police are searching for another man, Ahmed Sofwan, for attempting to bribe lawmakers.

Mihaaru understands that Shafiu was arrested late Monday near Jumhoory Party’s main hub after an opposition rally.

Sofwan was an employee of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. He currently resides overseas.

Superintendent Shifan proclaimed that Police is fully looking into the bribery accusations, declaring that there will be no exceptions made.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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