The last heir of Ali 'Ayyubey' Hassan of Samandharu, Dhaal Atoll Kudahuvadhoo, who was stabbed to death in January, have also asked for the death penalty for the underage children being tried for Ayyubey's murder.
Prosecutor General (PG) had charged three children for the brutal murder of Ayyubey at the Juvenile Court. Two of the three confessed to the murder in court while the other has denied all charges.
An official of the Juvenile Court revealed that the statement of the remaining heir of Ayyubey out of the nine had been taken via the Addu Court, who had echoed the call of the eight before in asking for the death penalty. Official added that the statement had now been received to the Court.
According to the official, the DNA report as evidence against the child suspect who had denied the murder charges had not been presented in Court though it had extended the opportunity for the State to do so during the earlier hearing. Official further added that the Judge presiding over the case had reiterated that the opportunity given for the State to present the DNA report would expire on October 4. The State had stressed that the report would be submitted in Court before that date, official said.
The State had been given the chance to submit the DNA during June, which according to the State had to be made from abroad.
The official said that if the DNA report is not submitted, the next hearing would entail the presentation of the summary statement.
In addition to the three underage children, the State had filed charges against three men in Criminal Court in relation to Ayyubey’s murder. All three men from Kudahuvadhoo include Maaveli, Ibrahim Waseem, Fanas, Fauzan Mohamed, and Ranakuri, Ibrahim Majid.
Out of the three men, Ibrahim Waseem who is step-grandchild of Ayyubey had confessed to the murder during the trial at the Criminal Court.
Ali 'Ayyube' Hassan, the alleged sorcerer was found brutally murdered in Dhaal Atoll Kudahuvadhoo on January 8.