Maldives, Feb 18 (newsin.asia) – The Maldives Criminal Court, on Monday ordered authorities to take into custody former President Abdulla Yameen till a money laundering cases against him is concluded in court, local media reported.
Yameen appeared in Criminal Court in capital Male, on Monday afternoon after the country’s top prosecutor charged him last week with money laundering.
During the case hearing, the prosecution asked the court to take Yameen into custody to deny him the chance to influence the evidence against him.
The judge presiding over the trial granted the prosecution’s request to detain the former president until the end of the trial.
He is likely to be detained in a jail in capital Male.
The Criminal Court has already frozen Yameen’s local bank account holding nearly US 6.5 million dollars which he has appealed.
Yameen has denied any wrong doing and continued to insist that the funds in his account were for his failed presidential campaign last year.