A delegation of police officers to depart to UK to take Nasheed’s statement

Parliament Speaker, former President Mohamed Nasheed at a press conference. (Photo/People's Majlis)

A delegation of police officers is set to depart to the UK in order to take a statement from Parliament Speaker, former President Mohamed Nasheed in connection to the IED attack targeting him on May 6.

While Sun has received information that such a decision has been made – a date on which the delegation would depart from the Maldives is unclear at present. Moreover, authorities have yet to make an official statement regarding the matter.

The decision to send a delegation of police officers to the UK to take Nasheed’s statement comes after his lawyers had informed Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem via a letter yesterday – stating that he was ready give a statement.

During a press conference held earlier regarding the May 6 attack, Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem had stated that his office had not received a statement from Nasheed for the case yet – stressing that a statement from him is integral for the investigation.


A homemade remote-controlled IED was strapped to a motorcycle parked nearby Nasheed’s residence, and was detonated at 08:27 pm on May 6, just as Nasheed, 54, exited his residence and went to get in his car. Nasheed was thrown to the ground and sustained multiple shrapnel wounds, while three members of his security detail and two bystanders sustained minor wounds.   

Police have arrested 10 suspects in connection to the case, and requested the Prosecutor General’s Office for charges against 5 suspects

Charges against four of the suspects were filed on August 3. They are:

  • Adhuham Ahmed Rasheed, 26, Hiyaa, V. Thinadhoo  
  • Mujaz Ahmed, 21, Ma. Feyruge, K. Male'  
  • Thahmeen Ahmed, 32, Folheyma, GA. Kondey  
  • Ali Haisham, 27, Nooreege, N. Manadhoo 

Hearings have also commenced in the cases against them in August as well.