Security authorities sent an employee at the Ministry of Electricity and Water’s consumers sector to be public prosecution for questioning after he deceived some consumers into believing that he was able help them pay their large debts, then he gets the money to himself.
Ministry sources said the suspect was charged with stealing public funds by taking the money of consumers for himself. “The ministry represented in its undersecretary Mohammad Bushari, and Consumers Sector Affairs Secretary Abdallah Al-Hajiri are determined to collect the ministry debts and this matter is governed by decisions that cannot be bypassed,” said the sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The ministry had earlier warned consumers against following practices that are contrary to its instructions. It said the ministry exempts some cases and facilities payments for consumers as long as they have documents proving their inability to pay according the decision in this regard.