Police commence search for suspect in Hajj pilgrimage payment “fraud”

The Maldives Police Service has commenced a search for a 42-year old Hulhumale’-based businessman wanted for questioning on suspicion of fraudulently collecting funds from Hajj pilgrims.

According to local media, Ismail Abdul Latheef, head of the Maleesha Hajj and Umra Group is under investigation by police for alleged fraud concerning payments received by his company for this year’s Hajj Pilgrimage.

Police have said that attempts are ongoing to locate and question Latheef, who is suspected of having fled the country, the Sun Online news service has reported.

Authorities have claimed that 52 complaints have so far been received over alleged payments made to the Maleesha Hajj and Umra Group.

Police Spokesperson Sub-Inspector Hassan Haneef was not responding to calls at the time of press.


3 thoughts on “Police commence search for suspect in Hajj pilgrimage payment “fraud””

  1. Why not investigate the Saudi government who make billions of dollars out of their fellow muslim brothers and sisters every year. Dictating how many followers of Islam from each country may visit is an abuse of the tenants of Islam. No quoters on how many Saudis can attend. Now that is a true piece of fraud

  2. @Democratic friend on Sat, 29th Sep 2012 2:43 PM

    Saudi has found heaven on earth. They are exploiting the inner souls of gullible humans by luring them to a place, where nothing exists. A barren desert. They will continue this forever.

    They have hit the jackpot of jackpots. A continuous stream of platinum and gold. Much more lucrative than the remaining 57 years of the crude oil under their deserts.

    Why would they ever want to tell the truth about the centuries of brilliantly spun hoax. The worlds longest running, most lucrative confidence trick?

  3. I agree, but don't make a video about it or Western flags and Embassies will be burnt to the ground for revealing the truth.
    The old adage of if a man has an imaginary friend who he talks to he is locked up for being insane. If a group of people talk to an imaginary friend it's called religion and a chance to make money out of them for thier illness.
    i look forward to the day of judgement and find that God is a woman, my she is going to have fun with some religious figureheads.


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