RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption authority has arrested a judge serving the appeal court in the Madinah region for accepting a bribe.

An official source at the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) said that Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Juhani, a judge in the court of appeal in the Madinah region, was caught while receiving SR500,000 out of a promised SR4,000,000 from a citizen, in exchange for seeking to issue a final ruling in a case pending at the General Court in one of the regions.

The officials said: “Legal procedures are being completed against the accused, in accordance with the law and regulations.”

Nazaha affirmed that it would continue pursuing anyone who misuses public office to make a personal gain or harm the public interest in any way, and it will continue to apply the law, with zero tolerance against corruption.

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