Court to issue verdict in Nadheem’s murder trial before September’s end

The men charged with the murder of Nadheem Abdul Raheem (Nadey), 24, from HA. Thakandhoo.

The Criminal Court is set to issue its verdict in the 2017 murder of Nadheem Abdul Raheem (Nadey) before mid-September.

Nadheem, 24, HA. Thakandhoo, was stabbed while inside the Terminal Café in Male’ City on July 27, 2017. He died from injuries he sustained in the attack two days later, on July 29, 2017.

Four people were charged in connection to the murder. They are:

  • Mohamed Mafaz Hussain Saleem, G. Shaaraaz, K. Male’
  • Ali Nifaz, Vidhaathari, L. Gan
  • Hussain Shamin, Samantha, R. Innamaadhoo
  • Mohamed Karam Suhail, Havaas, GA. Gemanafushi

Mafaz was charged with murder using a sharp-edged weapon, while the other three were charged as accessories.

Nadheem Abdul Raheem (Nadey), 24, from HA. Thakandhoo. (File Photo/Facebook)

The court had originally been scheduled to issue the verdict in the case in March.

However, the verdict was postponed after the court failed to receive some of the documents pertaining to the case.

Judge Hussain Faiz Rashad noted that the trial was one of the oldest cases being handled by his section, and said he wished to conclude the trial as soon as possible.

“The court believes we will be able to conclude the trial within the first 15 days of September,” he said.

He instructed to provide a response to the court’s request for video CDs within five days.