A man has been arrested for allegedly threatening President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday night.
Mohamed Adhuham, Hudhuvilaage, Thundi, L. Gan was arrested with a court warrant while he was inside a café.
The court warrant stated that he was being arrested for a tweet sent by his twitter account on June 25 which had allegedly threatened President Yameen.
The warrant also ordered the confiscation of his computer system, tablet, iPad, laptop, mobile phone, electronic devices and all the information on these devices and any communications via the internet.
According to the warrant the evidence of this allegation is a snapshot of the said tweet and a police intelligence report.
VNews understands police arrested Adhuham, confiscated his phone and then later released him.
Meanwhile rumors spread that Adhuham was a council member of Jumhooree Party (JP), however the party had denied this claim.
JP’s chief spokesperson Ali Solih said that the state media had circulated rumors saying a member of JP threatened President Yameen. However, he said, JP does not have to take responsibility for everyone that uses the party logo and commits such acts. JP is not a party that encourages or accepts crimes such as assault, nor would it partake in any such misconduct, he said.
Ali Solih also said that the party would take action against those who spread such baseless rumors about the party.
A tweet from a twitter account with JP’s logo stated that President Yameen’s campaign team should not go knocking on doors in their door-to-door campaign event as long as JP leader Qasim Ibrahim, his son Ibrahim Siyad Qasim, JP’s former deputy leader Abdulla Riyaz, former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and his son Faris Maumoon remain imprisoned. Otherwise President Yameen’s head will be knocked on enough to drill a hole in it, the tweet read.