Police have arrested two islanders from Utheemu in Haa Alifu Atoll, after they allegedly filmed a husband and wife while they were inside their room having sex.
Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam confirmed that the arrests was made.
“The two of them were arrested following a report received by police that they had secretly filmed and watched a husband and wife while they were inside their room having sex,” Shiyam said, adding that he could not reveal further information as the investigation was ongoing.
Councilor of Utheemu Asrar Adam told Minivan News that the men were “caught red-handed” at midnight on Monday.
“A person living in the house came out to have a cigarette and saw the two of them trying to watch the husband and wife,” Asrar said. “The next day police arrived on our island and arrested them.”
Asrar identified the men arrested as Mohamed Hassan, 26. and Ali Munaz, 21.
“Islanders of Utheemu have been suspicious that these men have been watching the toilets of houses in the island and have been secretly filming while girls are inside,” he said.
Asrar said police have not officially shared any information with the council regarding the incident, and the council was only aware of other allegations made by islanders.
“No one has officially reported it to the council,” he noted.
He added that one of the suspects, Mohamed Hassan, 26, was the vice president of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s Utheeemu Wing.
Asrar said that the detention period of the arrested pair had been extended by the court, according to information he had received.