The Criminal Court has released two individuals arrested over the murder of a man on Gaaf Dhaal Atoll Thinadhoo Island.
The police have appealed the ruling at the High Court.
Ali Rasheed ‘Alibe,’ 79, was found murdered in his home on April 4. Six men were arrested in connection to the death.
The Crminal Court has sentenced Ali Rasheed to four years and six months in jail for stealing three lotion bottles rom Lily F&B Suppliers store in Malé in 2011.
The verdict was based solely on Rasheed’s confession. According to the Crminal Court, Rasheed had been convicted of three counts of theft previously.
Under the Maldives Penal Code, if an individual is found guilty of theft for the fourth time, he or she may be sentenced to four years in jail or banishment. The Criminal Court added six months to Rasheed’s term for stealing from a shop.