Jeddah Flood 2009 - King Abdullah Street via wikimedia commons_Rami Awad
CAIRO – 6 November 2017: The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) is still pursuing several Saudi Arabian suspected officials involved in the corruption file related to the Jeddah floods case, according to Okaz newspaper Monday.
It was added that the pursued list includes a well-known businessman, a former club chairman, and a former secretary who all fled from judicial rulings against them related to the Jeddah floods case.
Jeddah floods are one of the biggest disasters witnessed in the KSA during 2009. The floods killed about 123 people, injured 350, while it damaged 11,929 houses and displaced 8,879 families. Several Saudi officials have been accused of corruption due to the incident, where some of them were acquitted, some fled and others are still being trialed.
According to Saudi Arabian newspaper, Okaz, the new Saudi Anti-Corruption Committee, established earlier this month, announced the re-opening of the investigations of the Jeddah floods and Corona virus cases.
Also, on November 5, the committee arrested about 11 emirs, dozens of former officials, and four current ministers due to accusations of corruption, bribery, abuse of power and seizure of public money.
According to Okaz, the accused Saudi officials used the bank accounts of their wives and relatives to evade the possession of large sums of money.