Former STO chair’s case passed to PG

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has sent a case concerning former Chairman of State Trading Organisation (STO) Farooq Umar to the Prosecutor General (PG).

The ACC has reportedly said that Farooq accepted a $19,000 (MVR292,800) from a Sri Lankan company.

Farooq also stands accused of using the corporate credit card for personal items, something the STO has said is allowed in emergencies according to its policy. Sun reported that Farooq had told the paper different in a previous interview.

Farooq was removed from his post when President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan reconstituted the boards of government companies after taking office.