Libyan Public Dismayed at 'Expert' Report on Haftar's Son Muzzling Benghazi Central Bank

Published September 16th, 2018 - 01:36 GMT
Khalifa Haftar salutes during a military parade in the eastern city of Benghazi. (AFP/ File)
Khalifa Haftar salutes during a military parade in the eastern city of Benghazi. (AFP/ File)

The Libyan public opinion is currently preoccupied with a report that was prepared by a panel of experts and was directed to the Security Council which holds accusations against Khalifa Haftar’s son, Saddam, of controlling Benghazi-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL) and transferring huge sums of money and silvers to unidentified places.

Meanwhile, parliamentarians who spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper urged the necessity of referring the report to the public prosecutor.

There was a hustle over social media in Libya regarding the UN report, amid demands of activists and journalists to disclose whether these accusations were true. 

There was no official statement until the Central Bank of Libya in Bayda denied the accusations launched against Haftar's son.

The Central Bank of Libya in Bayda posted a video on Facebook Saturday showing the moment a team assigned by the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Ali al-Hebri, found the money that was lost in November in 2017, according to the panel of experts.

Hebri justified earlier in a TV interview the reasons why the central bank didn’t publish its financial results. He noted that the branch in Benghazi was targeted from 2014 till 2017.

MP Omar Gaith Qarmil said that the central bank bears the legal responsibility for the money that was ruined by the sanitation. He added that the report should be referred to the public prosecution and anyone proven guilty should be held accountable.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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