Libya’s Anti-Corruption Commission Head Arrested On Corruption Charges


Libyan Attorney General, Al-Siddiq Al-Sour ordered the arrest of the Head of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), Noman Al-Sheikh, and the commission’s agent, Amr Qadqud following corruption charges, according to sources close to the NACC.

The arrest of Al-Sheikh took place after he held a meeting with the Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khalid Al-Mishri in Tripoli, to bypass the Libyan Parliament and approve the state budget.

“The Anti-Corruption Commission and the Audit and Oversight Bureau will supervise, and ensure the integrity of budget spending,” Al-Mishri said before the arrest of Al-Sheikh.

Al-Sheikh recently travelled to Tobruk and met with the Speaker of the Parliament, Ageela Saleh in search of support. As soon as the news of the meeting was announced, Saleh received a letter outlining the accusations against Al-Sheikh. In turn, Saleg transferred the report to the Attorney General in April.

Al-Sheikh is also accused of personal profiteering through the NACC, this includes checks and transactions from the commission’s account to his personal account and the accounts of his family members, with some exceeding 200,000 Libyan dinars.