Police arrest all suspects wanted in Eid-day violence

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

Police have now arrested all 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.

The last of the suspects who had been at large were:

  • Munad Jaufar, 20, Naadhee, S. Hulhudhoo
  • Ahmed Rabeeu, 24, Gulnooranmaage, GA. Maamendhoo

They were arrested on Wednesday.

They were presented before the Criminal Court for their remand hearing on Thursday. Munad was remanded in custody of police for five days, while Rabeeu was remanded in custody of police for 60 days.

Both Munad and Rabeeu were remanded in custody of police citing threat to public security.

(Clockwise from L-R) Ahmed Rabeeu, 24; Looth Ahmed Asif, 18; Ahmed Shimhaz, 22; Mausoom Mohamed Didi, 27; Ahmed Nazih, 27; Munad Jaufar, 20; and Ahmed Sathiu, 21. (Photo/Maldives Police Service)

Police had originally sought the public’s assistance to locate seven suspects in connection to the case. The other five suspects were:

  • Mausoom Mohamed Didi, 27, K. Male’ Dhafthar no. 2260
  • Ahmed Shimhaz, 22, Seenuge, Th. Thimarafushi
  • Looth Ahmed Asif, 18, M. Lonumidhilige, K. Male’
  • Ahmed Nazih, 27, Kenereege, GA. Gemanafushi
  • Ahmed Sathiu, 21, Coral, S. Maradhoo

Police also arrested a 15-year-old in connection to the case.

The case is under investigation by the Serious and Organized Crime Department.