Taxi driver arrested for sexual assault

A 56-year-old taxi driver was taken into police custody last night after allegedly attempting to sexually assault a 21-year-old female passenger.

According to police, the 21-year-old hailed the taxi near the Social Centre in Male’ around 7:30pm.

A family member of the victim told Sun Online that the same taxi driver had tried to molest the woman on Thursday.

“My sister said he was referring to himself as brother. Where can brother take you, he said, and he tried to touch her. She told him to immediately stop the car. That’s when my sister got out,” the family member was quoted as saying.