Maldives Police Service interrogated the Secretary General appointed by Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s faction of the divided ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), Abdul Aleem, over allegedly bribing lawmakers in relation to the motion of no confidence sought against the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Moosa Manik.
Speaking to Mihaaru, Aleem said that Police had asked several questions regarding the motion of no confidence against the Deputy Speaker, which was submitted to Parliament by the opposition.
According to Aleem, Police questioned whether he had received any amount of money in relation to the motion and if he had hidden such cash in his residence.
Aleem added that he had denied any such accusations.
Police are also probing other bribery allegations over the no-confidence motion against Parliament Speaker Abdulla Maseeh and Deputy Speaker Moosa Manik. Other lawmakers who are also accused of the same offence include Jumhoory Party leader Qasim Ibrahim and deputy leader Abdulla Riyaz, and Former President Maumoon’s lawmaker son Faris Maumoon.
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