Ismail Abdul Hameed
30 August 2011. THE Criminal Court today sentenced Independent MP for Kaashidhoo, Ismail Abdul Hameed [Ismail Abdul Hameed], to one year and six months banishment after he was found guilty of corruption.
Banishment is a traditional punishment in the Maldives in which those sentenced are forbidden to leave a designated island.
The Prosecutor General pressed corruption charges against Hameed alleging that he had abused his authority as the former Director of Waste Management at the Male’ municipality to financially benefit a Singaporean company named Island Logistics in a deal to purchase a barge.