(MENAFN - Arab News) The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) on Wednesday rejected a report published by a local Arabic daily newspaper that it was investigating a Saudi ambassador for fraud.
"We have read the report entitled, 'A Saudi ambassador has been monitored for taking 150 euros for every Haj and Umrah visa.' We would like to say that it is totally untrue that investigations have been carried out on the case since 2012," said Nazaha chief Mohammad Al-Sharif.
In a letter to the newspaper's editor in chief, Al-Sharif said it had not asked the Control and Investigation Board to conduct a probe. However, he said the Nazaha had informed the board about the case and asked it to make sure that there was no investigation. Al-Sharif said the Nazaha has not published its annual report as claimed by the daily, which said it got the information from that report. "It is also not correct that the board is still looking into the ambassador's case."
Al-Sharif said the board did not take up the case after it learned that it was untrue.