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Maldives ex-vice president testifies against ex-president

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Maldives' ex-vice president has testified in open court to have been an accomplice to his former president in corrupt dealings and says that he knew that a sum of laundered money was transferred to his former boss' bank account.

Ahmed Adeeb has told a criminal court Thursday that he has done illegal things on the advice of former president Yameen Abdul Gayoom, one of which was to facilitate laundering USD 1 million obtained through a corrupt deal leasing out an island for tourist resort development.

The company later transferred the money to Abdul Gayoom's account, Adeeb has claimed.

Adeeb has said that he has agreed to be a state witness and disclose all information.

Adeeb was a trusted confidante to Abdul Gayoom before being jailed in 2016 for allegedly trying to assassinate him.

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First Published: Fri, August 23 2019. 00:45 IST