Dhangethi MP Ilham Ahmed appeared at the police station on Monday afternoon in connection with a case being investigated by Maldives Police Service’s economic crime department.
Ilham appeared at the police station after police issued an announcement on Sunday seeking the public’s assistance to locate him.
The announcement followed another one, issued on February 9, seeking Ilham and South-Machchangolhi MP Abdulla Shinan, to which Ilham failed to respond, and after police summoned the MP’s wife for questioning.
Shinan appeared at the police station on that day and has since remained in police custody.
According to sources, the two MPs are being accused of conspiring to overthrow the government – the same case in which Dhiggaru MP Faris Maumoon has been charged with bribery.
While Ilham and Sinan were overseas, police issued an announcement on January 31, asking them to appear at the police station within 14 days.
They were arrested at Velana International Airport upon their return on February 4, but were released by the Criminal Court the following day.
The two were among MPs, who in spite of being members of ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), signed the no-confidence motion against Speaker of Parliament Abdulla Maseeh. The MPs later left the party, which resulted in the Elections Commission declaring that they have been disqualified. However, the Supreme Court has now reinstated them.