Man sentenced to seven years and six months for stealing laptop

The Criminal Court has sentenced Hussein Abdul Hakeem of Lhaviyani atoll Hinnavaru Island to seven years and six months for stealing a laptop.

This is the seventh count of theft against Hakeem. The Penal Code adds a year for every count of theft.

Hakeem was sentenced for stealing a laptop from a house in Malé in 2012.

In February, Ali Rasheed of Haa Dhaal Hanimadhoo Island was sentenced to four and a half years for stealing three lotion bottles. Rasheed also had been convicted of theft four times previously.


Civil Court staff arrested for stealing court’s laptops

A staff of the Civil Court has been arrested for stealing laptops from the court, local media have reported

According to CNM reported that the person was arrested after obtaining an arrest warrant and also police obtained a search warrant to search the person’s house.

According to CNM, police have recovered the stolen laptops.