One of the suspects wanted over Eid-day violence apprehended

(From L-R) Ahmed Rabeeu, 24; Ahmed Sathiu, 21; Munad Jaufar, 20; and Mausoom Mohamed Didi, 27. (Photo/Maldives Police Service)

One individual among the four suspects wanted in connection to the gang violence which took place at the intersection of Majeedhee Magu and Janavaree Magu in Male’ City on the morning of May 2, as Maldives marked Eid al-Fitr, has been apprehended last night.

Police named the suspect arrested as Ahmed Sathiu, 21, Coral, S. Maradhoo.

Police originally sought the public’s assistance to locate seven suspects in connection to the case – out of which five have been arrested so far including Sathiu. They are:

  • Ahmed Shimhaz, 22, Seenuge, Th. Thimarafushi
  • Looth Ahmed Asif, 18, M. Lonumidhilige, K. Male’
  • Hassan Ziyan Ibrahim, 18, Unimaage, GDh. Vaadhoo
  • Ahmed Nazih, 27, Kenereege, GA. Gemanafushi
  • A 15-year-old whose identity has not been disclosed

The four adult suspects have been remanded in jail pending the outcome of their trial, while the remand of the minor had been extended four times, the last time for seven days.

The remaining suspects which are still at large are;

  •   Mausoom Mohamed Didi, 27, K. Male’ Dhafthar no. 2260
  •   Ahmed Rabeeu, 24, Gulnooranmaage, GA. Maamendhoo
  •   Munad Jaufar, 20, Naadhee, S. Hulhudhoo

Police have asked those with information regarding their whereabouts to contact the police hotline 3322111 or the Serious and Organized Crime Department at 9911099.