By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 5 July 2015:
Sources have confirmed to Libya Herald that the Deputy General Manager of United Bank, Abdelkareem . . .[restrict]Msaad, was kidnapped two weeks ago.
Unconfirmed reports had surfaced a while ago on social media, but informed sources have now confirmed the news.
Msaad was kidnapped near his home in Al-Khalaa in the Wirshefana area south west of Tripoli. Sources have told this publication that the kidnappers are demanding the payment of LD 500,000 ransom.
This latest kidnapping of a bank employee is a continuation of a trend of bank employees kidnappings, as well as the general kidnapping of people that has been taking place in Libya since the breakdown of law and order, security and the dispersion of weapons post the 2011 revolution that overthrew the Qaddafi regime.
In December 2014 a United bank employee was released after a ransom was paid.
United bank is one of the smaller privately-owned Libyan banks. [/restrict]