Baghdad Today

The Central Bank reveals the truth of the dismissal of the relations

A source in the Central Bank’s information office denied on Friday that the bank’s governor Ali al-Alaq was dismissed and that Ahmad al-Sarraf was appointed in his stead.

The source said in an exclusive interview (Baghdad today), “The Central Bank has not received any notification from the Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, or his office on the dismissal of the relations and the assignment of Ahmed Sarraf, as the pages of Facebook.”

The source, who declined to be named, said that “the news circulated on social networking sites is part of the psychological war that is being waged against the relations since it revealed the destruction of approximately 7 billion Iraqi dinars because of the rainwater in Rafidain Bank.”

Some social networking sites have been reported since Friday morning, in which they talked about the dismissal of the Prime Minister of the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq Ali Alalak, and the appointment of Ahmed Sarraf as a substitute.

The leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr has demanded on Wednesday (14 November 2018), the arrest of the culprits sinking more than seven billion dinars immediately, stressing that he supports fair justice in accounting families known for “corruption and vice.”

The governor of the Central Bank of Iraq and the agency Ali Alalak, confirmed in parliament, on Monday, November 12, 2018, more than 7 billion dinars damage due to leakage of rainwater to the coffers of Rafidain government, which sparked public outrage expressed by citizens and activists through social networking sites.

A number of politicians and MPs commented on the incident, calling for an investigation with the central bank administration and the prosecution of those involved in the default on this file.

The judiciary announced on Thursday that it would open an investigation into the case of seven billion dinars, due to rainwater in Rafidain Bank, while pledging to hold officials accountable. Source