Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has presented himself at the police station once again on Tuesday.
He was summoned by the station to sign the statement he had given on January 6, which was in accordance to a questioning carried out on the same day.
Yameen stated that he was summoned by the police station for questioning as part of the investigation of the ongoing case against him by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) which questions a hefty sum of USD 1 million found in his personal bank account. He also stated that questioning regarding any other subjects were not carried out.
According to a statement released by ‘Dhuvas’, in addition to the previous case, the former president was indeed questioned about a case of money laundering which he is suspected of.
Since his rule ended after his defeat in the last presidential elections held during September 2018, he was also summoned and questioned by the police on December 15. On that day, he was was questioned regarding an amount of funds found in the bank account designated for campaign purposes as well as regarding a cheque belonging to Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC).
According to Yameen, he was not under any kind of suspicion by the police and they had treated him with the utmost respect.
Soon after his questioning on December 15, police released a statement confirming that more than MVR 1 million found in his accounts had been frozen.