Top Libyan officials detained in investigation into deadly floods
In August 2019, a catastrophic flood occurred in Libya’s capital Tripoli, killing at least three people. Following the flood, the country’s Prime Minister, Fayez al Sarraj, initiated an official investigation. As part of the investigation, several top Libyan officials were detained while their involvement in the floods, such as negligence or corruption, were examined. The detained officials included Saad Al-Hashmi and Naser al-Manaa, both Governors of the Central Bank of Libya. Additionally, the president of the local municipality council and the head of the municipality’s infrastructure and development department were both detained as part of the investigation.