Former Secretary-General of Egypt's State Council Wael Shalaby was arrested on Sunday and given a 44-day detention pending investigation on corruption charges, state news agency MENA reported.
Shalaby resigned from his post on Saturday days after a procurement manager at the State Council, Gamal El-Laban, was arrested and charged with receiving bribes worth millions of Egyptian pounds.
Shalaby also faces accusations of receiving a bribe while in office.
According to the Administrative Control Authority, which is responsible for enforcing laws and regulations within state bodies, El-Laban was found to be in possession of EGP 24 million, USD 4 million, 2 million euros and 1 million Saudi Riyals, in addition to gold accessories, real estate assets and cars.
Images of the seized assets, including large sums of cash, have gone viral on official and social media in Egypt.