Former SO officer Abdulla Ibrahim (Didi) has been arrested on Tuesday.
VNews understands Abdulla Ibrahim, arrested on Tuesday, had previously had his phone confiscated by GA. Vilingili police when he was at Gemanafushi.
Responding to a question by VNews regarding the matter, Superintendent of Police Ahmed Shifan said they cannot disclose any information regarding the case at the moment.
While news of officers being arrested has been circulating on social media recently, police had not disclosed the exact number of officers who had been arrested.
Photos circulating on social media show Abdulla Ibrahim being arrested at Velana International Airport. The photos also show Abdulla’s family looking on as he was arrested and taken onto the police speedboat.
Meanwhile the former Commander of the Special Weapons And Tactics under the Special Operation of the Maldives Police Service, Hussain Saif was also arrested recently. After the arrest, Saif was reportedly dismissed from his post. Saif was arrested on allegations of violating the police code of conduct.
Furthermore, four police officers working at AA. Rasdhoo were also arrested and taken to Dhoonidhoo, according to the island council. One of the officers were reportedly released on Tuesday.