Maldives Vice-President Adeeb arrested over alleged plot to kill president

Maldives Vice-President Adeeb arrested over alleged plot to kill president

Maldives Vice-President Adeeb arrested over alleged plot to kill president

Written by Staff Writer

24 Oct, 2015 | 6:52 pm

According to the Maldivian Home Minister The vice-president of the Maldives has been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate the president.

The Maldivian Home Minister said on twitter that Vice President Ahmed Adeeb was in detention and is being charged with high treason.

President Abdulla Yameen narrowly escaped injury when a blast struck the boat he was using to return home from the airport late September.

President Yameen and his wife were travelling to Male from the island where the airport is located on 28 September when their speedboat was hit.

They had been to the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Officials described the attack as an assassination attempt and had arrested two senior police officers – a week after the president fired his defence minister.

Vice President Ahmed Adeeb, who has denied any links to the explosion, had only been in office for three months.

Security has been tightened in the capital Male amid fears of “turmoil” triggered by the arrest.

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