A Police constable at the Drug Enforcement Department (DED) who was investigating an individual called Mabaah Waheed has been sentenced to one year in prison after the Criminal Court found him guilty on charges of corruption.
The Criminal Court identified the police constable as Ahmed Ismail of Mahchangolhi Hinnavaru, Male’.
”Although Ahmed Ismail denies that he did not attempt to receive any benefit from Mabaah, according to the word of Mabaah and documents presented as well as texts sent by Ismail to Mabaah there are reasons to believe these words are true,” said the Judge in his verdict. “All the evidence presented is linked and based on [this] and Mabaah’s statements, Ahmed Ismail is found guilty of violating article 2(a) of the Corruption Act.”
In court, Ismail had denied all the charges, aside from confirming that he was the person investigating the case against Waheed.
According to the Criminal Court, Ismail was accused of asking Waheed to get two girls to have sex with him in exchange for releasing Waheed without taking any action.