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Wednesday , September 28 2022

Top official of public authority probed in funds mishandling

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Minister calls for cross-examining charges

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 26, (KUNA): Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) on Sunday referred director general of a public authority to the general prosecution to cross examine charges by Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs (justice) Fahad Al-Afasi against him.

Dr Mohammad Bouzubar, Nazaha’s official spokesperson, said in a press release that the case revolves round a third charitable stake in a commercial company.

It has developed after the company extraordinary general assembly decided to liquidate the company. A panel tasked with the liquidation was formed and was headed by director general of a public authority to ensure exemption of the charitable stake from the liquidation, however the latter performance in this regard was shrouded with suspicion and ambiguity.

Against this backdrop, Minister Al-Afasi submitted relevant documents to Nazaha to cross-examine the case and it had done so instantly.

Investigators found suspicious grave misappropriation of the third stake; that the suspected offender neglected “technical studies and practiced his tasks without legal bases,” where benefactors were deprived of proceeds from some realty assets.

Investigations, clues and testimonies led to conclusions that there was perpetrated intention to “jeopardize public funds, make illegal earnings classified as an offense according to Article 11 of Law 1/1993 on protection of public funds, Bouzubar said.