Police seek charges against 3 in Naeema’s murder

Naeema Moosa, 62, Annaarumaage, N. Manadhoo.

The police have asked the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) for charges against three suspects in the murder of a middle-aged woman found killed in her home in N. Manadhoo in April.

Naeema Moosa, 62, was found stabbed to death in her bedroom at around 06:30 pm April 7.

PGO’s spokesperson Ismail Shafeeu told Sun on Tuesday that the police filed a formal request for charges in the case on Thursday.

He said the office will make a decision before the end of the week.

The police are seeking charges against:

  • Hassan Favaz, 21
  • Abdul Wahid Rifas, 21
  • Ahzam Abdul Shukoor, 23

Both the main suspect Ahzam – who confessed to killing Naeema during interrogation – and Fawaz, are jailed pending the outcome of trial.

Employed as a street sweeper by the local council, Naeema had lived alone in her home. She was last seen on April 5, and was report missing by her family on April 7. The police had to break open her bedroom door, and found her lying dead on the floor in a pool of blood.