2 officials in Jazan detained in SR4 million bribery cases
The administrative court in Jazan is reviewing a SR4 million bribery case involving the financial representative of the Ministry of Finance in the region, an employee of the department of education of the region, and a contracting company implementing education projects in the region.
According to Nazaha spokesman Abdul Rahman bin Ahmed Al-Ajlan, one of contractors filed a complaint with Nazaha claiming the ministry’s financial representative in Jazan and the education department official requested SR4 million in exchange for signing financial documents.
He said Nazaha coordinated with administrative investigators in Jazan, and arrested both suspects on charges of fraud and bribery. The first suspect, the financial representative, was arrested while receiving SR1 million as the first installment of the requested and agreed upon amount, while the other suspect was arrested as a middle man in the case.
Both were transferred to the administrative court in Jazan after completion of investigation procedures at the branch of the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution in Jazan.
“Nazaha, as per its regulations, is following up on the case with authorities until the final judicial ruling is issued,” said Al-Ajlan.
He said all citizens and residents are urged to report any criminal or suspicious behavior to Nazaha using the specified communication and reporting means in order to help the organization combat corruption, as per its directives.