Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Ahmed Mahloof has said that he will hand in his resignation if prosecuted in the MMPRC scandal.
Minister Mahloof, who allegedly received USD 33,000 from the MMPRC scandal, denied wrongdoings and stated that he was not aware that the money was part of the corruption scandal.
Mahloof accused in a Facebook post that a large number of people’s reputation has been tarnished due to having their names on a “politically motivated” list although they were not directly linked to the corruption itself, and he was among the firsts to call on to investigate the MMPRC scandal.
However, Mahloof was included in the list released by the Joint Committee report made in collaboration with the National Security Services committee (commonly known as 241 committee) and Judiciary committee regarding the MMPRC corruption scandal. Moreover, it also stated that Mahloof’s case will be sent for prosecution soon.
The list had names of people suspected of benefiting from the USD 70 million worth corruption scandal and the biggest in the country. People who used to work and some who are still working in the security forces, judiciary, independent institutions and as parliamentarians were implicated in the scandal.