Laamu Hithadhoo ‘Responsible Officer’ arrested on suspicion of arson

Responsible Officer Abdul Raheem Idris, the highest-ranking civil servant at the Laamu Hithadhoo island council, has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a recent spate of fires in the island, reports Haveeru.

According to Island Councillor Mohamed Hussein, police took Idrees into custody last Saturday after a number of palm trees were set on fire.

The Councillor explained that police evidently had reason to believe that Idrees was behind the acts of arson.