Former First Lady Nasreena Ibrahim has implored authorities to lock her in with her husband, former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, if the authorities cannot transfer him to house arrest.
Nasreena said this in a letter addressed to acting police commissioner Abdulla Nawaz.
In the letter Nasreena said Gayoom suffers from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) – dizzy spells, due to which he experiences a lot of difficulties. Thus, it is very likely that he could suffer serious injury while alone in the jail cell, she said.
Nasreena requested that Gayoom be transferred to house arrest in light of his ailment. Stating that this is within the rights of the police, Nasreena requested the police to lock her in with her husband so she could assist him, if they cannot transfer him home.
Police had called Nasreena in to visit her husband on Saturday night, after his health condition worsened.
She had also appealed Criminal Court on numerous occasions, to transfer Gayoom to house arrest.
Nasreena said she doesn’t believe that the police or the Prosecutor General would consider her husband’s health.
Therefore, she asked Criminal Court to review the order to transfer her husband to house arrest pending the outcome of his terrorism trial.
The family also said that although Gayoom’s condition worsened, he has not been consulted to a doctor.
Meanwhile Gayoom’s children, Dunya Maumoon and Yumna Maumoon, have also been appealing authorities to transfer him to house arrest.
While Gayoom’s elder son Faris Maumoon is also in prison, his younger son Ghassaan Maumoon has not commented on the issue thus far. On the contrary, he has been speaking in defense of his uncle, President Abdulla Yameen.