Subpoena for former governor of Nineveh on charges of manipulating land distribution

Nofal al-Akoub in his former office as governor of Nineveh


Iraq’s Federal Commission of Integrity, an independent governmental body, responsible for fighting corruption, declared on Monday, 13 July, that a decree has been issued for the former chairman and members of a committee for distribution of land in Nineveh Province, to appear before a judge.

In a statement, the commission's investigation department reported that a judge of the Nineveh Investigation Court specializing in integrity cases, issued an order against the former chairman and members of the commission, on the charge of deleting a name from the lottery for granting residential lands, and inserting the name of a municipality official instead. This is according to a report signed by the chairman and members of the committee.

The department added that their investigation has revealed that next to the former governor of Nineveh, Nofal al-Akoub, two other officials have been implicated

The Iraqi Parliament voted unanimously to dismiss Nofal al-Akoub in March 2019 after a tourist ferry sank in the Tigris river in Mosul resulting in the death of 103 people.

Logo of the Federal Commission of Integrity in Iraq
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