Sources revealed to “Sky News Arabia”, about a meeting between the President of the Libyan State Council, the Brotherhood Khaled Al-Mashri and the Attorney General, Al-Siddiq Al-Sour. Close this file.
And on Monday, he ordered Al-Sour to imprison Al-Sallabi and another in pretrial detention, on the background of “accusing him of harming public money and the public interest”, as preliminary investigations revealed that they “did not investigate the public interest, and they adopted patterns of behavior that led to the waste of a large value of funds allocated to achieve its purpose.”
The sources indicated that the investigation began in the case months ago, when the steering committee sent the Public Prosecutor’s Office documents proving Al-Sallabi’s involvement in the case.
The committee said that the seized properties included “the association’s branch office plot No. 27 John Papiha Avenue, Kololo (Kampala), in addition to land and real estate plot No. 99, Kira Road (Kampala), next to the land of real estate plot No. 99, Bukoto Street (Kampala). and land in Masaka Prefecture, plot No. 266.
It also included other assets, namely land, real estate and a deposit of about 6 million and 400,000 dollars in the Estonian Bank owned by the Libyan Foreign Bank, subject to a freeze since 2011.
“the real face”
Political researcher Muhammad Qashout comments on the incident, saying that it revealed “the true face of a mafia that left nothing in Libya, and tampered with the people’s money throughout the past period,” fearing that “some people will use their influence to prevent the implementation of arrest warrants issued by the Attorney General.”
He added, “But the real gain is exposing these practices, as the matter comes ahead of an important due date, which is the general elections that will be held on December 24, and the Brotherhood is still hoping to find a place for it in the next parliament.”
The Libyan political analyst, Jibril Al-Maghrabi, also confirmed that “billions of public money were embezzled during the past years, and they were smuggled without anyone deterring them, and this was done under previous governments, especially during the period of Fayez Al-Sarraj,” the head of the dissolved Government of National Accord.
Al-Maghraby continued: “We count on the elections as the only hope for the Libyans. If a president with prestige and solidity comes to build the country, these faces will disappear quickly, and everyone who has committed a sin or offended the Libyans will be tried and the state’s prestige will return, but now it is not possible to be held accountable because he had previously issued orders to arrest and bring, but no implemented due to the absence of state institutions.