Detention extended for suspect in Thulusdhoo murder

The Criminal Court yesterday extended the remand detention of Mohamed Niyaz – the chief suspect in the murder of a 34-year-old in the island of Thulusdhoo last week – to 15 days, reports local media.

Niyaz was taken into custody on Thursday night (July 31) after he confessed to stabbing Ali Shiham to death earlier that night.

In addition to a knife recovered from the crime scene, police also reportedly searched the suspect’s residence in his presence and collected evidence.

Niyaz reportedly has a criminal record for theft, assault and drug abuse.