Muizzu summoned to MPS over Noomadi case

Maldives Police Service (MPS) has summoned former Housing Minister Dr. Mohamed Muizzu over the Noomadi compensation case.

Speaking to the media after an hour of questioning at the main headquaters of MPS, Muizzu said he was summoned over Noomadi case, noting various investigations have been opened on allegations against him including obstruction of justice. MPS has not released any statements regarding the case so far.

Speaking in parliament earlier, Minister of Finance Ibrahim Ameer stated the ministry had submitted a complaint to MPS against Muizzu as his actions caused a loss to state and resulted in a compensation amount of USD 55 million. Minister Ameer said the argument of the state was weakened at the arbitration court following a statement from Muizzu in favour of Noomadi Resorts and Residences Private Limited. He requested Prosecutor General's Office to investigate the case.

Noomadi sought compensation from the state after the previous administration terminated the contracts signed with the company to develop housing units in multiple islands. Having initially sought a compensation of USD 155 million, Noomadi later reached a settlement agreement with the administration for USD 55 million.

Former Housing Minister Muizzu has announced he will contest for the position of mayor of Male' City in the upcoming local council elections.