An officer of Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) has been suspended from service over suspicions of engaging in homosexuality arising from a leaked video.
MNDF’s Spokesperson confirmed the suspension of an officer to Sun on Tuesday.
Although no other details were disclosed by the Spokesperson – the officer in question is suspected of engaging in sexual relations with Bangladeshi sex worker, Alamgiri. A video that allegedly shows both men engaging in sexual relations was leaked last night.
A string of videos of men engaging in sexual relations with Alamgiri has been leaked from June onwards.
The police have previously stated that cases pertaining to homosexuality is being investigated as serious matters.
In this regard, prominent lawyer and Parliament Speaker’s Mohamed Nasheed’s younger brother Nazim Sattar, a police officer working in the Drug Enforcement Department, Abdul Rahman Rafeeu and former Nolhivaram MP Mohamed Nasheed (Colonel Nasheed) have also been arrested for engaging in sexual relations with Alamgiri.
Education Ministry, on Friday, confirmed that some male teachers have been suspended over engaging in sexual relations with Alamgiri.
Home Ministry has also confirmed the suspension of an employee over suspicions of engaging in homosexual relations.
An employee working at People’s Majlis and two from Maldives Customs have also been suspended over suspicions of engaging in homosexual relations. However, it is unclear whether their cases relate to Alamgiri’s.
Ibrahim Rafiu who was serving as a Senior Executive Director at the National Centre for the Holy Quran was terminated from his post yesterday over a leaked video which allegedly shows him engaging in homosexual relations with Alamgiri. A muezzin working at a Hulhumale’ mosque have also been accused of engaging in homosexual relations with Alamgiri.
Sun has learned that over 100 people engaged in homosexual relations with Alamgiri.