Central Bank of Libya denies ''funneling money'' to Jadran's forces

July 28, 2018

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has denied the statement made by the spokesman for the self-styled army in east Libya, Ahmed Al-Mismari, that said the CBL transferred money to the previous chief of Petroleum Facilities Guard in central Libya, Ibrahim Jadran.

On Facebook, the CBL said on Thursday that all the money transfers are done under the supervision and after the consent of the Ministry of Finance and as per the regulations and laws of the institution.

'We are entitled to suing all those who are using media to stain the reputation of the CBL and its staffers by fabricating news.'

Al-Mismari accused on Wednesday the CBL's Governor Al-Siddiq Al-Kabeer of authorizing the payment of 11 million dinars to Ibrahim Jadran for him to buy weapons and ammunition.

Al-Mismari made those claims in a press conference on Wednesday, and it was not the first time Khalifa Haftar's loyalists accuse the CBL of violations and 'theft' as they did so on many previous occasions.

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