Governor of Monufia Hesham Abdel Baset – File photo
CAIRO – 16 January 2018: Egypt’s Attorney General Nabil Sadek ordered Tuesday the detention of Menoufia governor and two businessmen for four days over corruption charges.
Menoufia Governor Hesham Abdel Baset and two businessmen were arrested Sunday after the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) managed to record phone calls by hte governor proving he agreed to take L.E 2 million as a bribe in return for land licenses.
According to security sources, the governor was under the ACA surveillance during the last period until he was detected to be involved in a number of corruption cases.
The ACA referred the governor to the public prosecution for investigation.