Saudi's Nazaha arrests 250 government staff on charges of corruption

The inspection rounds resulted in the investigation of charges against 657 suspects and arrest of 250 among them, Nazaha said

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Handcuffs hang on a secured wall at the special management unit during a media tour at Northwest ICE Processing Center, one of 31 dedicated ICE facilities that house immigration detainees, in Tacoma, Washington, U.S. December 16, 2019.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Handcuffs hang on a secured wall at the special management unit during a media tour at Northwest ICE Processing Center, one of 31 dedicated ICE facilities that house immigration detainees, in Tacoma, Washington, U.S. December 16, 2019.

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RIYADH Saudi Arabia’s Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) arrested a total of 250 government officials and employees on charges of bribery, abuse of power, and forgery. This follows 6459 inspection rounds that the authority carried out during the last month.

The inspection rounds resulted in the investigation of charges against 657 suspects and arrest of 250 among them, Nazaha said.

Those arrested included officials and employees of the ministries of defense, interior, health, justice, education, and municipal, rural Affairs and housing.

The Nazaha called on all citizens and residents to report any suspicious activity involving financial or administrative corruption through contacting the authority’s communication outlets in order to protect public money and safeguard it from wastage.

 

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