Nazaha Investigates 171 Government Employees, Suspends 48 on Multiple Charges

Saudi Gazette report

Riyadh — The Saudi Authority for Monitoring and Combating Corruption (Nazaha) announced that it had investigated 171 government employees, while 48 of them were arrested in accordance with the criminal procedure law.

Nazaha’s announcement came according to her indication that she initiated a number of criminal and administrative cases in the month of Dhul-Qadah 1443 AH.

The Authority said it carried out 4,672 rounds of surveillance, which resulted in the investigation of a number of defendants and the arrest of some of them on several counts, namely: abuse of power, corruption, money laundering and forgery.

It should be mentioned that during the arrest process, Nazaha discovered that those arrested belonged to several ministries, namely: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing, in addition Zakat, Taxes and Customs Authority.

The Commission also said that some of those arrested had been released after investigation.

Nazaha called on everyone, citizens and residents, to report any suspicion of financial or administrative corruption through the official means of communication of authority, in order to protect public money and preserve it from waste.

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