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Saudi Anti-Draft Department investigates 105 allegations of corruption in various sectors

By : Marwa Mahmoud

(Nazaha), the Saudi Control and Anti-Corruption Authority has investigated 105 cases of corruption in the health, home affairs, and power and education sectors.

The cases included fraud, bribery, and financial and professional misconduct.

An official in Nazaha has confirmed that the Kingdom will continue to investigate cases of misappropriation of public money and harm to state interests.

One case includes the arrest of three employees employed at Saudi Electricity Co. for accepting a bribe of €535,000 ($604,570) from a French company and opening bank accounts in another country (at the behest of the company) for money.

Another example is the arrest of a member of the university faculty for asking for a bribe of SR 80,000 ($21,328) from a variety of companies operating on various university ventures.

It also detained a doctor in the Ministry of Health for breaching the regulations in a quarantine center.

The Brigadier General was arrested for using his official vehicle to allow the passage of another private vehicle via safety points during the curfew time.