KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: Public Prosecution has referred a case related to embezzlement of public funds by Ministry of Defense and selling of spoiled food to the Criminal Court. It decided to release one of the defendants who is an expatriate, as he did not have any link with the case, and it decided to extend detention of the other defendants, reports Al- Qabas daily.
According to sources, when Kuwait Municipality received information from a Kuwaiti citizen about some individuals selling suspicious meat and foodstuff in a lot, a team was dispatched for investigations. It was discovered that the meat of 100 sacrificed sheep of Ministry of Defense was being sold at a cheap price to people. Public Prosecution considered the act as an embezzlement of the public funds and arrested the individuals responsible for it.
However, the fifth defendant’s counsel Lawyer Sultan Al-Tawala explained that it is impossible to defend people who are accused of selling rotten food if there are evidences to prove their involvement. However, there are no evidences to prove that his client was involved in the case. Even though he works as a butcher, he was not aware of the fact that the sheep belonged to the ministry.