VP Arrests Over Plot to Assassinate President

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Male: Maldives vice president Ahmed Adheeb was arrested on Saturday in a probe over a speedboat explosion targeting President Abdulla Yameen a police officer told. Yameen was unhurt in the September 28 blast in his presidential boat Finifenmaa while he was returning from Saudi Arabia after the haj pilgrimage.

“We have arrested the vice president in relation to the Finifenmaa incident,” a police official told. He is now in police custody in Dhoonidhoo detention centre. Home minister Umar Naseer in his twitter feed said the charge against the vice president was “high treason”.

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