Mount Lebanon Public Prosecutor Judge Ghada Aoun issued a search-and-investigate warrant for Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh, Al-Jadeed reported on Wednesday.
Judge Aoun issued the warrant for a period of one month in response to Salameh‘s absence from several questioning sessions related to the transfers of the Mecattaf company and the SGBL bank.
“I did my job and the security agencies have to act,” she told Al-Jadeed.
The judge had summoned Salameh for questioning last Friday, but the latter did not show up, which prompted this move.
The summons was in relation to the case of financial transfers that Judge Aoun has been investigating for months.
The transfers of the Mecattaf case were allegedly directly under Salameh‘s orders.
The controversial Mecattaf case came to light recently when Judge Aoun forcibly broke her way into the company’s headquarters on several occasions, despite having been dismissed from the case by State Prosecutor Ghassan Oueidat.
Governor Salameh has not commented on his alleged connection to the financial transfers linked to the case.