Criminal Court says that former President Abdulla Yameen was summoned to the court on Thursday for an administrative purpose, despite its website stating that his court case was scheduled around the same time.
According to the court's website, the former President was scheduled a court hearing on 11:30 a.m. over the money-laundering charges pressed against him by the State. However, the court made the announcement when reporters headed to the premises to take part in the hearings.
VNews received information that Yameen attended the court and signed some documents, but further details remain unknown.
The most recent case hearings was held on April 25, when the State produced former Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb and former Tourism Minister Moosa Zameer as witnesses against Yameen.
The former President is implicated in the MVR 1.3 billion scandal involving the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), where USD 1 million from the stolen funds were transferred from the SOF account to his Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) account.
If convicted, he would be facing 5 to 15 years in prison.