Former governor Azeema Adam refused to give evidence in defense of the former president, Yameen abdul Gayyoom on the accusation of money laundering, today. the litigation is now close to an end. The accusation on Yameen of money laundering is due to a transfer of one million dollars from Maldives marketing and public relations cooperation (MMPRC) which was under his name at the time, to SOF company.
Former Governor of Maldives monetary authority (MMA), Azimaa Adam was selected to give evidence in defense of Yameen but she later sent a letter to the court refusing to do so. The reason stated in the letter for not being able to give the evidence is because she is currently abroad and will no be able to attend to the court hearing which was arranged to be held today. As all the other legal proofs were given, today’s court hearing will be on discussing the evidences by the two parties.
According to the attorney of the government, there was an illegal transfer of money an chances of accusation for money laundering as it was transferred to a general investment account.
While going through the proofs, former president Yameen’s governor stated that there has been legal exchanges of millions of dollars, a numerous times between SOF and MMPRC and can be proven by the Civil court of the Maldives. moreover, according to the governor of Yameen, there has never been an accusation against SOF for money laundering by any party in the Maldives before.
As the two parties have provided the evidences, the jury will close the case after the summary statements which is arranged to be announced in the first quarter of October. In accordance with the jury, Hailam, if there is no other matters to be attended further in the case, it will be closed after the next court hearing.