A Newspaper: Abadi will investigate files with great corruption with 10 former Ministers

BAGHDAD, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will investigate corruption with 10 former Ministers and officials as part of his campaign to fight corruption through a special team from his office, the daily Al-Hayat reported in a report.

"Al-Abadi intends to issue a list of other defendants, including 10 former Ministers and officials, most of them in the previous government," the source said.

It added that "Al-Abadi had been investigating large corruption files through a special team from his office, but it was delayed in referring them to the competent authorities because of the elections and the war on the Daesh organization."

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi endorsed the referral of a number of former ministers and senior officials to integrity due to corruption in low school contracts in several provinces.

The Adviser in the Prime Minister Ihsan al-Shammari announced the number of referrals to the integrity of the ministers and officials.

He wrote in a tweet on his website on Facebook that "referred to the Integrity Commission 3 ministers and 12 Director Generals and a bank in the schools file corruption.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency