Tamil Diplomat

Suspect Wanted By Interpol In Nasheed’s Lawyer Stabbing Spotted In Sri Lanka

A suspect wanted by Interpol on the charges of stabbing of jailed Maldives ex-President Mohamed Nasheed’s lawyer was spotted in Colombo. The suspect named Shafraz Ibrahim, 20, was spotted at Sosun Villa, a property owned by the Maldivian government in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

According to a report by Maldives Independent, Shafraz of Karankaage, Raa Atoll Inguraidhoo, was spotted at Sosun Villa, a property owned by the Maldivian government, playing football with members of the Maldivian student community in Colombo.

The Maldives Educational and Cultural Center (MECC) is located at Sosun Villa.

According to a red notice issued on Interpol’s website on October 15, Shafraz is “wanted by the judicial authorities of Maldives for prosecution,” for “gang assault using sharp weapons.”

A red notice has also been issued for 23-year-old Raaid Ahmed over the September 4 attack.

Shafraz and Raaid are suspected of stabbing lawyer Mahfooz Saeed in the head in broad daylight.

The 26-year-old narrowly survived the life-threatening attack. He underwent surgery at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital to remove the knife lodged three and a half inches deep above his left ear.

The Maldives Independent quotes a source: “Shafraz was very casual and friendly, he was chatting with the other Maldivians and some staff of MECC.” (News World India)