Police have concluded the investigation into the death of police Lance Corporal Adam Haleem, who was murdered early on Monday morning on the island of Kaashidhoo in Kaafu Atoll.
In a statement issued last Thursday, police said Haleem’s alleged assailant Mohamed Samah had confessed to attacking Haleem with a knife, and had told the police how the incident occurred.
The statement said that Haleem was attacked that night while he was on his way to the Kaashidhoo Police Station to report to duty.
While he was on the way to the police station he saw Mohamed Samah on the road, who was supposed to be on house arrest. Haleem followed Samah to his house and asked Samah to get himself ready and to come with him to the police station.
Samah refused to go to the police station and became angry. He entered his house and took an eight inch knife from the kitchen, which he used to stab Haleem in the left side of his chest, according to the statement.
Before Haleem was attacked, he called the police station and had informed officers on duty about Samah, and asked to attend the scene. However by the time the other police officers attended the area Samah had stabbed Haleem and his body was lying on the ground.
Police officers took Haleem to Kaashidhoo Health Centre, but Haleem failed to survive the deep wound in his chest and died at 12:10am that night.
The statement furthermore stated that Samah was arrested the next day and was suspected of being under the influence of illegal drugs. The test results showed his body contained THC (cannabis) and AMP (amphetamines), police said.
Police said that the investigation did not show that there was the involvement of any other person in the case.