According to the Ministry of the Interior, the official was blackmailing people by threatening to put their names on a list of 'wanted' people
Authorities in the UAE have arrested a government official and an unspecified number of accomplices on corruption, the Ministry of the Interior has announced.
In a series of tweets, the ministry said that the official – who was not identified – was accused of blackmailing people by threatening to add their name to a list of ‘wanted’ individuals.
“There is no place for the corrupt in our institutions, which adopt the principles of serving the nation and society sincerely and faithfully in line with the directives of our wise leadership,” Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
تم القبض على أحد منتسبي الداخلية بتهمة الفساد، فلا يوجد مكان لفاسد في مؤسساتنا القائمة بتوجيهات القيادة الرشيدة على مبادئ خدمة الوطن والمجتمع بالإخلاص والأمانة.
لا مكان للفاسدين بيننا، وسيتم اتخاذ جميع الإجراءات القانونية بحقه. https://t.co/QC8VANyPRx— سيف بن زايد آل نهيان (@SaifBZayed) July 6, 2020
“There is no place for the corrupt among us, and all legal action will taken against him,” he added.
“There is no place for the corrupt among us, and all the legal action will be taken against him”, Lt. Gen Sheikh Saif added.
Cases of corruption remain rare in the UAE. In January, a report from Berlin-based Transparency International rated the UAE the least corrupt country in the Middle East and North Africa.