The parallel Central Bank of Libya in Bayda accused Wednesday Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya of abducting two of its staff in Tripoli and demanded local authorities to intervene and set them free.
The unrecognized bank claimed its Tripoli employees were protesting outside the Central Bank of Libya when an armed group dispersed them by force and arrested two of them.
“The protesters were demanding resignation of CBL governor Al-Sidiq Al-Kabir,” a statement by the eastern bank said.
Meanwhile, Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya denied as mere lies the claims made by its rival and confirmed that no protest was held outside the bank today.
“This slander aims to create chaos and division among Libyans, and finish off the most important financial and economic body in the country.” Tripoli-based CBL reacted in a statement.