Egyptâ€™s agric minister, resigns, arrested for corruptionBy Bobricky 09:46 Mon, 07 Sep 2015 Comments
Egyptâ€™s agriculture minister was arrested on Monday after he resigned upon a request from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over alleged corruption case in his ministry, local media reported.
â€œUpon President Sisiâ€™s instructions, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met today with agriculture minister Salah Helal who submitted his resignation, which was accepted,â€ official news agency MENA reported.
Egyptâ€™s Administrative Control Authority arrested Helal immediately after his resignation, state-run Al-Ahram news website reported.
Media reports noted that Helal along with several high ranking officials were involved in corruption and bribery cases.
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