JP MP Abdulla Jabir summoned to police regarding island raid, alleged alcohol consumption

Jumhoree Party (JP) MP Abdulla Jabir exercised his right to silence on Saturday after being summoned by police in connection with alleged alcohol consumption on the island of Hondaidhoo.

Jabir continued to claim that police had beaten him in Hondaidhoo in Haa Dhaal Atoll, further stating that he held Home Minister Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed and President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik directly responsible for the actions of the police.

Police Commissioner Abdulla Riyaz was also accused of incompetence by Jabir, who then vowed to sue the police chief for personal damages.

Jabir was arrested with nine other individuals on November 15 over the alleged possession and consumption of alcohol.

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) MP and Spokesperson Hamid Abdul Ghafoor was also summoned by police in connection with the same case and exercised his right to silence.

Both Jabir and Ghafoor were released from Kulhudhuhfushi Magistrate Court following their arrests. However, the refusal to extend their detention period by Kulhudhuhfushi Court has recently been appealed at the High Court.

Jabir said that he would vote in favour of the no-confidence motions against President Waheed and Home Minister Jameel, further alleging that President Waheed had deceived JP.

Suspicion has surrounded the motives behind the island arrests, with Maldivian Democratic Party alleging they were a politically-motivated attempt to disrupt parliament ahead of a no confidence motion against the President.

A delegation from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) also expressed their concern over the circumstances behind the MP’s detention, stating “We find it difficult to believe in light of the circumstances and timing of the arrests that the parliamentarians were not targeted for political reasons.”

Days prior to the downfall of the then ruling MDP government on February 7, Jabir switched to JP where he had won the Kaashidhoo constituency seat in parliament. At the time, he had praised President Waheed and defended the coalition government.

However, Jabir today said the legitimacy behind the change of government on February 7 had not been determined by a court of law and hence called for an early election.

Jabir further questioned the validity of the Commission on National Inquiry’s (CNI) report into the transfer of power on February 7.

In addition to Jabir and Hamid, former opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) President Ibrahim Hussain Zaki and former Press Secretary Mohamed Zuhair, his wife Mariyam Faiz, Zaki’s son Hamdhan Zaki, Seenu Hulhudhoo Reefside Jadhulla Jameel, two Sri Lankans and a Bangladeshi were among the ten people arrested from Hondaidhoo.

In relation to the motion filed to remove Jabir from the deputy leader’s post of JP, he said the move had been initiated by “children” who had been given posts in President Waheed’s government.


6 thoughts on “JP MP Abdulla Jabir summoned to police regarding island raid, alleged alcohol consumption”

  1. The foreign readers would be less confused if you could give some context to who Jabir is.

    In a span of less than 4 years, Jabir has been in and out of all major Maldivians parties including DRP, MDP, JP, PA.

    The media is rarely without a story of his deabt or a four case.

    Mr. Jabir and his ambitious wife are both rags to rich story of deception, manipulation, court cases, drama. This is by far the noisiest or the loudest couple in modern Maldives history.

  2. This mafia operation was very despicable barbaric act. For fisherman it may look a professional police work. But In fact this was the cheapest thing we have ever heard. This was trespassing private property and hijacking the owners of that property degrading them. Jabir simply enjoying his time secluded on his private property and then all of sudden some mercenaries’ sneaked in to their privacy and, dragged them on the sand face down and striped them naked. What an uncivilized ass holes. Jabir you can file a case in the international court of law against these monkeys for violating human rights and criminalizing some decent human being while they were having their peaceful time on their private property.

  3. my advice to Jabir. Shut the f**k up and just take a bundle of dollar notes. you will get whatever you want.
    remember money.. money.. yes sir... yes sir...........

  4. Hahahaha...

    Mr Jabir, which resort do you want now? Or is it that you want to write-off your debts, once again?

    Keep it up. It will happen!


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