Despite the state of political division and the deteriorating economic situation in the country, the Investigation Office of the Public Prosecutor’s bureau did not neglect the file of holding all those involved in corruption accountable, even those in the government positions.
The head of the investigations office at the Attorney General’s bureau, Al-Siddiq Al-Sour, opened corruption files, holding a number of officials accountable for the existence of clear and specific charges of exploiting their positions either for private benefit or for wasting public money or not issuing decisions in the interest of the citizen.
Most prominent defendants
Dozens of defendants were issued with arrest and investigation warrants against them by the Investigation Office, most notably “Office Manager” of the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya Abdullatif Al-Tunsi, Mayor of Janzour Municipality Faraj Aban, President of the Libyan Foreign Bank Muhammad bin Yusuf, supervisors of Al-Harsha and Zawiya power stations, and officials from the General Electricity Company.
The accusations and arrest warrants reached Fawzi Al-Ramalli, Director of the Africa Company for Trade and Investment in the Mauritius State of the Libyan Aid Fund, Director of Accounts Department at the Ministry of Finance, Director of Accounts Department, Minister of Local Government Milad Al-Taher and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education Adel Jumaa.
Investigations have begun
The head of the investigations office at the Attorney General’s Bureau, Al-Siddiq Al-Soor, said that the office had started investigations into the bribery case in which members of the Audit Bureau were accused, and that the immunity of the first accused had been lifted, in this case the director of the Public Companies Evaluation Department, and the arrest warrant was issued for the accused.
In a statement to “Bawabit Alwaset” last June, Al-soor clarified that the investigation procedures are being carried out with “the utmost seriousness”, and that the investigation has open, pointing to the Prosecution’s request to lift the immunity of all suspects in the case, whenever required.