Hafedh Meyad, an advisor to the outgoing president, Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, and a former governor of Aden Central Bank, confirmed that he leaked documents related to the corruption of “legitimacy” during the past years. Revealing his motives in a letter to the parliament Speaker of Hadi’s government.
In his new message, Meyad called on the so called the Parliament of legitimacy to form a committee to scrutinize the information contained in the report of the international experts’ team on Yemen, related to widespread looting and corruption since transferring the bank from Sana’a to Aden, in a move that strengthens accusations for Meyed of being behind the leakage of information related to the corruption of the “legitimate” forces to the team of International experts.
He also demanded that all those involved, including officials and businessmen, to refer them to the justice, and all stolen money should be recovered.
Meyad’s letter, who previously addressed a memorandum to the international team after ending his term at the bank in 2019, after only about six months of his appointment, in which he offers the possibility of submitting reports on corruption in the Central Bank after he went through a bitter struggle with Hadi, regarding the plunder of Saudi deposit, is a confirmation from Meyad that he leaked information about Hadi’s corruption, especially since his message in which he hinted at the possibility of providing Parliamentary Committee, with information and assistance in the investigation.
It came in response to a statement by the former governor, Muhammad Zimam, in which he accused Meyad, the head of the Economic Committee, and the current head of the government, Moein Abdel-Malek, of being behind the bank’s banking policy, and manipulating exchange rates, criticizing their failure to include them in the experts ’report, hinting that the greatest corruption in looting the deposit took place after March, specifically after Meyad dismissal from his post. Meyad’s letter also reveals that his leakage of information about Hadi’s corruption and his request to the Parliament to investigate comes within the framework of the polar struggle within the General People’s Congress, and the pro-Emirati wing who trying to weaken Hadi and his alliance, which includes bin Dagher, and through appointing him the head of Shura, it has sparked controversy in light of Hadi’s efforts to neutralize the parliament that headed by Sultan al-Barakani, one of the anti-Hadi wing leaders, in the General People’s Congress (GPC)and activating Shura Council on his account.
Bin Dagher, who headed Hadi’s government during the years of transferring the Central Bank from Sana’a to Aden, was also among those accused of looting the deposit.
the scandal of Hadi’s corruption that dumped the central bank, is part of the report of the International Group of Experts recently, that cast a shadow on hadi’s entourage, whose rushed to take measures to prevent their prosecution, and revealed what is happening amid international and local demands, to quickly investigate and bring the true perpetrators to justice.
Media sources close to Hadi revealed that his office had prepared a list of 15 officials from the junior employees of the Central Bank, most of them sector managers and Board members, to refer them for investigation and circulate their names to the outlets to prevent them from traveling.
This step coincides with the Acting Central Bank Governor in Aden, the most prominent suspect accused of plotting speculative operations and money laundering, Shakeeb Al Hubeishi, negotiated with international auditing firms, in order to push it to deny the existence of corruption in exchange for a huge vetting deal, in an attempt to preempt international efforts, to investigate the issue of looting the Saudi deposit and the bank corruption raised by the report of the international expert group.
These moves come on the eve of the continuing controversy over the experts ’report, which revealed the organized looting, including the $ 2 billion Saudi deposit, amid fears of international moves to include prominent figures in Hadi’s entourage and his government to the sanctions list.