Male’ City Mayor Shifa has been found to have allegedly embezzled the state through corruption by the Anti-Corruption Commission of Maldives. Mayor Shifa who previously served as former President Mohamed Nasheed’s education minister, had allegedly embezzled millions in the name of developing a controversial park on the eastern waterfront of the capital city.
According to sources, the Anti-Corruption Commission of Maldives had found Mayor Shifa guilty of corruption and has sent the case to the Prosecutor General’s office. An estimated MVR 40 million has been spent for this project with President’s Office Minister and former Foreign Minister Ahmed Naseem being closely involved in procuring finance for the project. Irregularities has allegedly been found amongst the financial documents but at this point it is unclear whether any charges are being made against the former Foreign Minister.