Nineveh governor to be dismissed over graft

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Member of the Iraqi parliament's Migration and Displacement Committee Majid Shinkali on Friday accused governor of Nineveh Noufal al-Akub of being involved in major graft incidents.

He said the governor did not present convincing answers during a parliamentary hearing last week, and did not bring forth tallies showing how much and where the money allocated for displaced persons were disbursed. 

Sources said al-Akub is accused of siphoning off 63 billion dinars from the funds allocated for the displaced.

He took sick leave to avoid a previous hearing on the same issue, they added.

Al-Shinkali told local media outlets that al-Akub was asked about a camp in Nineveh's district of Makhmour, where he says a lot of money had gone down the drain.

"There you can find generators, refrigerators, tents and water tank in this empty camp," he added.

If it weren't for the police in the district, burglars would steal the camp since there are no personnel guarding it, the lawmaker further noted.

The governor denied the accusations related to the camp, which pushed the parliamentary committee to conduct on-field trip, he concluded. 

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