Police have confirmed receiving a request by the Prosecutor General’s (PG) Office to investigate the nature of comments allegedly made by Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Parliamentary Group Leader and MP ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik.
Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam confirmed that law enforcement officials had been asked to investigate unspecified comments made by Moosa reportedly regarding the country’s judiciary and its decision making. Shiyam added that media would be updated on the exact details of the investigation at a later date, while Moosa was himself unavailable for comment by Minivan News at the time of going to press.
Just last month, the Maldives High Court issued a statement condemning comments attributed to the MDP Parliamentary Group Leader over its decision to order the release of former chief prison warden ‘Isthafa’ Ibrahim Mohamed Manik following his arrest in a torture inquiry.
The High Court accused Moosa of falsely stating that the court had ruled that Manik was innocent, in an attempt to mislead the public. The court hit back claiming it had only ruled on a case claiming that a court warrant to extend Manik’s detention issued by Maafushi Court in Kaafu Atoll, Maafushi, was unlawful.