Egypt’s former top auditor ordered detained for 15 days

Egypt’s former top auditor ordered detained for 15 days

Egypt’s former top auditor Hisham Genena has been ordered detained for 15 days for questioning over his claims that the country’s ex-army chief Sami Anan was in possession of “documents and evidence” that would undermine the country and its leadership.

Genena’s lawyer confirmed to local media on Tuesday he was taken from his home in the New Cairo district of the capital.

“The military prosecution has decided to detain the former head of the Central Auditing Organization, Judge Hisham Genena, for 15 days for investigation,” the official news agency MENA said.

The former anti-corruption chief had been assisting Anan in his presidential campaign before it was abruptly suspended last month.

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