HoR-appointed CBL governor sold gold bars during 2011 revolution, leaks show
The newly appointed governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) by the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk, Mohammed Al-Shukri, has sold gold bars from the CBL during the February revolution in 2011, a leaked document circulated on social media and media outlets in Libya has shown.
The document shockingly shows how the then vice governor
and governor-designate of the CBL, Al-Shukri, bought for himself 1.5 kg gold bars, besides selling other gold bars to businesspersons.
Libyan News tried to contact official sources close to Al-Shukri and they answered that the selling of gold bars was done in accordance with an order by the then Board of Directors of the CBL and not Al-Shukri’s order, adding that he only executed the order so that they could pay salaries of employees and provide cash in the banks.
Regarding why would Al-Shukri buy three gold bars for himself, the source declined to answer.
Libyan News is, however; still trying to contact Al-Shukri for more clarification on whether or not he used his official post for personal benefits as the leaked document shows.
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