A special force arrests a bank director in southern Iraq


Shafaq News/ A special force has apprehended the director of al-Diwaniyah's Real Estate Bank, a source revealed on Tuesday.

The source told Shafaq News Agency that a team from the country's federal commission of integrity, backed by a special security force, executed an arrest warrant against the director, his aide, and the bank's treasurer.

The arrestees are being investigated for "mega-money embezzlement", according to the source.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani relieved al-Diwaniyah's governor, Zoheir Ali al-Shaalan, from his duties. Al-Shaalan, according to an official statement by al-Sudani's office, is being investigated for financial and administrative corruption by the relevant authorities.

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