Police in Bosnia and Herzegovina detained Osman Mehmedagić, the head of the state intelligence and security service, on Wednesday and took him in for questioning.
Mehmedagić is suspected of misusing his powers, falsifying personal data and laundering money by buying two properties in Sarajevo. The AP agency informed the prosecutor’s office about the detention with an appeal.
“At the request of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the police arrested the police directorate of the Ministry of the Interior OM from Sarajevo, it is in the official premises for criminal prosecution,” the Interior Ministry quoted Radio Free Europe.
Already last year, the authorities accused Mehmedagić of abusing his authority for allegedly using official resources to track a man who had filed a criminal complaint against him.
In this Balkan country, cases of corruption in public officials are frequently investigated, but the trials take years. In January 2020, former Bosnian prosecutor Goran Salihovic was indicted for corruption. In December 2020, pressure from the public and the international community on suspicions of corruption forced the resignation of Bosnia’s Chief Justice Milan Tegeltij.
Source: Pravda.sk – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.
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