Naeema’s death: installing CCTV in N. Manadhoo

N.Manadhoo. (Sun Photo / Ahmed Saail Ali)

The island council of N.Manadhoo on Sunday announced seeking a contractor to install CCTV cameras in different parts of the island.

This comes in the wake of the brutal murder of Naeema Moosa, 62, Annaarumaage, N. Manadhoo, who was found dead in her bedroom at around 06:30 pm Friday evening.

In the council’s announcement published on the gazette, intrested parties were asked to register before 1400hrs on April 17. 

Highlights from the annoucement:

  • Register for bidding before 1400hrs, April 17
  • Information providing: 1315hrs on April 18, at the Manadhoo Council office
  • Bid submission: 1315hrs on April 27, at the Manadhoo Council office

Interested parties need to be registered at the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

The island of Manadhoo is in a deep shock following the murder to Naeema.

A street sweeper employed by the local council, Naeema had lived alone. She had not reported to work and had not been seen for two days, before her family reported her missing at 06:13 pm Friday, prompting a search operation.

The police who went to her home had entered through the backdoor, after finding the front door locked. The police had to break open her bedroom door, which was also locked, and found her lying dead on the floor with multiple stab wounds.

Naeema was buried after the police took forensic samples at 05:20pm on Saturday evening.

Police, in a statement on Saturday night, said the case has been ruled as a homicide and has requested anyone who may have information regarding the murder to come forward. 

Investigators from the Serious and Organized Crime Department, a team of forensic investigators, and a forensic pathologist are operating in Manadhoo to investigate the case.