UN panel of experts’ report: Haftar’s son took Central Bank of Libya’s money in Benghazi

UN panel of experts’ report: Haftar’s son took Central Bank of Libya’s money in Benghazi

September 13, 2018 - 19:29
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

A report issued on September 05 by the panel of experts of the United Nations on Libya accused Brigade 106 of Khalifa Haftar’s forces led by his son Saddam of controlling Benghazi-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL) and transferring huge sums of money and silvers to unidentified places.

“The vault seized by Brigade 106 in late 2017 contained over 630 million dinars, 159 million euros, 1.9 million dollars and 5.569 silver coins.

In mid-December 2017, social media and news outlets loyal to Haftar and his forces circulated news about finding large sums of money in Benghazi’s CBL.

The UN report says the CBL was under the control of Presidential Council’s deputy interior minister Faraj Mansour before he was detained in November the same year by Haftar’s forces.

In July, the governor of CBL in Al-Bayda, Ali Al-Hibri, said the money that was in Benghazi’s CBL was by sewage that leaked into the vaults.

Al-Hibri’s statements were very controversial as bankers as well as economists said they were meant to cover up a bank robbery as the vaults cannot be damaged by sewage under any circumstances.