By Aimen Eljali.
Tripoli, 17 August 2013:
Staff at the head office of the Bank of North Africa in Tripoli’s Dahra district went . . .[restrict]on strike today after the general manager was seized this morning by brigadesmen saying that he had stolen millions of euros from the bank.
Claiming that the general manager, Ali Zeidi, had been beaten in of them, some 40 staff protested outside the bank, next to the Planning Ministry, insisting that the embezzlement claims were none of the brigade’s business, that they were for the government to investigate.
They accused the brigadesmen of seizing the manager not because they were concerned about dealing with crime, but because they wanted get their hands on the money themselves. It was not the first time this had happened, the staff said, but did not provide details of other instances.
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said he know nothing about the incident.
Staff at other branches of the North Africa Bank, including Sebha, stopped work and came out in protest at the seizure this afternoon. [/restrict]