By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 17 March 2017:
The National Anti-Corruption Commission has reported widespread looting including of its own headquarters during this week’s Tripoli fighting. It says key investigation files were stolen.
It added that also hit by looters have been the ministries of justice, labour and interior as well as “hundreds of homes and shops”.
The raid on the Commission’s own headquarters in Hay Andalus on Thursday is likely to have been of significance since the organisation has been looking into several allegations of corruption. Doors were broken down and file cabinets were rifled.
The Commission has demanded that the attorney-general and the public prosecutor take action against the attackers. However it gave no indication of who they might have been.
This is not the first time that a government office has been attacked and records stolen. In 2013 the Interior Ministry was held by a militia for a week.. It was later alleged that ministry offices had been broken into and records from the Qaddafi era removed or destroyed.