PM approves dismissing Nineveh governor accused of corruption: source

The Baghdad Post
Fecha de publicación: 
15 Mar 2019

Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdia pproved a proposal by the fact-finding committee in Nineveh to dismiss Nofal al-Akoub, the city's governor, a source said, amid accusations of corruption.


Hassan al-Allaf, incumbent deputy governor, is the most likely to succeed Akoub, according to the source.


He added that all the members of the fact-finding committee have voted to dismiss the current governor, except only one member.


"Through a diligent work of the fact-finding committee in Nineveh province, very serious files have been revealed regarding unprecedented financial violations of al-Akoub,” panel head Osama al-Nujaifi said earlier in March.


The MP called for "swift measures, including the suspension of the governor's work to prevent any influence on integrity committees and judicial authorities that investigate him." He also called for taking legal measures to bar the governor from travelling abroad.


According to Transparency International, Iraq ranks among the world's worst countries in terms of government corruption.