Former Nolhivaram MP Mohamed Nasheed (Colonel Nasheed) has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in homosexual acts.
Colonel’s arrest on Thursday comes after he was allegedly caught on video engaging in sexual acts with MD Alamgiri, a young Bangladeshi national based in Male’ who was working as a prostitute.
Several videos were leaked last June which allegedly showed Alamagiri engaging in sex with several high-profile Maldivian men, including Ahmed Nazim Abdul Sattar, a prominent lawyer and younger brother of Parliament speaker, former president Mohamed Nasheed, and Abdul Rahman Rafeeu, a police officer working for the Drug Enforcement Department (DED).
Criminal Court has also issued arrest warrants for Nazim and Rafeeu.
Alamgiri was arrested on July 12. Police believe Alamgiri recorded himself having sex with clients, and later used the videos to blackmail them.