Police reopen Innamaadhoo council office

Police have reopened the council office at Raa Atoll Innamaadhoo a day after angry islanders locked the office in protest.

Sun Online reports that islanders nailed wooden panels to the council office door at about 7:00pm last night door in protest of the council’s failure to heed repeated request by parents of preschool children to shut down carpentry workshops near the island’s preschool.

The parents had complained that fibre and wood dust from the boat sheds were being blown into the preschool. However the council was allegedly in talks with the workshop owners to extend leases.

Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam said that police reopened the office after employees were unable to enter this morning and requested police assistance.

He added that the matter was currently under investigation.