Home Minister fails to attend court, leaves on official trip to source sniffer dogs, body scanners

Minister of Home Affairs Umar Naseer has failed to attend a second court hearing into charges of disobedience to order.

The Home Ministry has reported Naseer left the country last night on an official trip to the Netherlands to source sniffer dogs and body scanner machines for airport security purposes.

Naseer is accused of calling for 2,000 volunteers to storm the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) headquarters with 50 ladders on January 23, 2012 during two weeks of protests following the military’s controversial detention of Criminal Court Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed.

Judge Abdulla Didi, who is presiding over Naseer’s case, warned action will be taken against the minister if he fails to attend the next hearing of the case, scheduled to be held on Thursday, June 12.

“I sincerely appeal to you not to force us to have the minister placed under detention and presented to court,” Abdulla Didi said to Naseer’s lawyer, Adam Asif, in court today.

The Home Ministry, however, said it had notified the court in advance that Naseer will be out of the country from June 9 to June 16. The Criminal Court has rescheduled hearings in previous cases if any of the parties are unable to attend.

But the judge stated that Naseer had gone abroad previously on an official trip after receiving summons for the last scheduled hearing.

Although the Home Ministry had sent letters notifying the court of Naseer’s absence from the capital in advance, Judge Didi said he did not accept the justification.

Today’s hearing had been scheduled after the Home Ministry had assured that Naseer will be in Male’ from June 8, Didi said adding that he did not accept Naseer’s absence for an official trip as a sufficient reason for a second absence.

The Home Ministry’s official website has issued statement saying that Naseer will be in the Netherlands until June 16 on an official trip.

During the trip, he will be meeting with OD Security – a company which builds body scanners to combat drugs and terrorism, and the K10 Working Dogs – a canine supplier for global government agencies.

Naseer is also scheduled to visit Abu Dhabi on the trip, where he will be meeting with the United Arab Emirates Minister of Interior Lt General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.


6 thoughts on “Home Minister fails to attend court, leaves on official trip to source sniffer dogs, body scanners”

  1. fake guy. this is what i call only mouth. come fake face the music. you will not get hurt but fact is fact u said it yourself

  2. Amilla ah ebbas-vefa othee. Sifainge ah harugan'du beynun koh-gen vannan ulhunu kamah. Video ebahuri. Dhvehi rayyithun TV in dhekunu.

    Mifaharu Yaameen sarukaaruge thedhuveri kan fennaane.

  3. The minister has to trail and Justice he no exception to run away from justice.

    I have herd the you caught at Ambaraa Festival near the the court demanding Home Minister Umaru Naseeru is Guilty and he no longer belong to the Post.

  4. What the religious scholars and extremists think about introducing DOGS into this strict Islamic country?

    Whatever the case, it makes logic:

    Alcohol - high revenue
    Dogs - security against drugs and terrorists
    Drugs - a silent killer to retard most

    The trip is worth, but the case must stand and justice done

  5. @Dhivehileaks

    We already have dogs.
    Here's a shot of them with Shaheem.


    The attack dogs of the imperialist regime.


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