The Attorney General’s Office reported last Thursday that an official in the Constitutional Drafting Authority (CDA) has been detained pending his trial accused of embezzling LD 6.16 million of the CDA’s money.
The Attorney General’s Office reported that the Deputy Public Prosecutor of the Anti-Corruption Prosecution within the Al-Beida Court of Appeal revealed evidence of the official’s abuse of the powers of the job entrusted to him.
He is accused of deliberately opening two bank accounts, inside and outside the country, in violation of the controls on maintaining government accounts. He then assigned the authority to manage them to himself and began making financial transfers without considering the rules of public funds management.
He disposed of LD 6,160,264 million in ways other than the approved ones. He contributed to committing the incident of achieving illegal material benefits for others by enabling fifty people to withdraw sums of money from the CDA’s accounts without being part of the CDA’s employment framework. He handed over motor vehicles owned by the CDA to people who did not work in the CDA.
Thus, the investigator ordered the accused to be detained pending investigation.