Egypt arrests secretary general of top media body for alleged bribery: Source

Ahram Online , Tuesday 20 Aug 2019

The secretary General of Egypt
The Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation Ahmed Selim (Al-Ahram)

Egyptian authorities have arrested the secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation Ahmed Selim on charges of bribery, security sources said.

Selim was arrested by officers from Egypt's Administrative Control Authority (ACA), which had launched a probe into the accusations over a month ago, the sources added without elaborating. He is currently being questioned.

The case is the latest in a string of corruption cases brought by the Administrative Control Authority, the country's anti-corruption watchdog, against top state officials in recent months. Those charged include the former head of the Egyptian Customs Authority, the head of the state Food Industries Holding Company, and a number of supply ministry officials.

In April, Egyptian authorities detained the head of Old Cairo district over bribery charges, according to state news agency MENA.

In November, a former governor of Menoufiya was sentenced to 10 years in prison for accepting a bribe of over EGP 27 million.

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