The Criminal Court has released Ibrahim Abdulla ‘Gabbarey’, who was arrested and kept in pre-trial detention for conspiracy to conduct assault and battery and disrupt the peace.
He was arrested along with 49 others during a special operation police conducted to avoid potential clashes between gangs after the murder of 21 year-old Ahusan Basheer.
The Criminal Court cited Ibrahim’s medical condition and lack of evidence as reasons for his release.
A police spokesperson said that Ibrahim was potential threat to the society if he was at large.
”But the Criminal Court has today released him,” he added. ”He is on our list of the nine most dangerous criminals.”
Ibrahim was recently attacked with a machete and barely survived after suffering a major head injury. He was taken abroad for further treatment.
Police statistics show that Ibrahim was arrested 14 times for allegedly committing several offenses.
Ahusan Basheer, 21 died last month after a group of assailants stabbed him near NC Park in the Galolhu district of Male’.
”He was stabbed four times in the back and three times in the chest,” police said in a statement.
Police arrested Ibrahim Shahum, who was recently charged in a murder case and released by the court after being kept in detention for six months, in connection with the case. He is currently being held in pre-trial detention.