President: Investigating senior State official meeting Humam in a resort

The allegation that a senior State official held a secret meeting with Hussain Humam – who is on death row for the murder of MP Dr. Afrashim Ali – at a Maldivian resort is under investigation, says President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

The senior State official in question is suspected to be former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor.

President Yameen said that the police was informed the moment he learned of the meeting, the investigation has started and a statement has been taken from one of the two guards present at the prison at that time.

The President said that a statement is needed from the second guard as well to proceed the investigation and once that statement is taken, an investigation will be launched against the "then senior state official."

Noting that political leaders may do anything for their own benefit, President Yameen said that things such as a state official meeting Humaam is new to the people and must be investigated.

Although the President has made such a remark, a similar story of the former Vice President Ahmed Adheeb meeting Humaam at a resort was on social media.