Former Nineveh Governor Nawfal al-Aakoub denied on Wednesday that an arrest warrant was issued against him or that he faces a travel ban, refuting alleged judicial documents uncovered by a parliament member.
This comes few days after he and his deputies were expelled from their posts after a ferry sank near Mosul killing dozens of people, including women and children.
Akoub said that he cannot travel outside Iraq because his passport expired, adding that he is currently in his house in Erbil, which everyone knows its place. He affirmed that he is not intending to leave Iraq.
The former governor said that he is ready to appear before the court for any charge that he may face.
MP Ahmed al-Jabouri asserted that an arrest warrant was issued against Nawfal Hammadi Sultan and four others. He also attached some documents apparently proving his claims.