By Noora Ibrahim and Ayman Amzein.
Benghazi, 14 March 2014:
The Head of the Ministry of Health’s Inspection and Following-Up Department . . .[restrict]for east Libya was murdered in Benghazi last night. Essam Mohamed Salah Al-Owjali, who lived in the city’s Sabri district was shot several times in the chest as he was leaving a local mosque after Isha prayer, according to Benghazi Joint Security Room. He was rushed to Jalaa Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
As usual, the assailants and the reason from his murder are unknown. Political reasons may be involved. However, there have been increasing attacks on officials by criminals whose demands for a commission or a slice of action on deals and projects have been refused. Equally, officials who have been investigating too closely into corruption have come under attack.
Also yesterday, police found the body of a 23-year-old Egyptian in the city’s Orouba sidtrict. Named as Tarek Hassan, he had been both stabbed and shot by his assailants, according to a source at Benghazi Medical Centre. Again, the reason for the killing is unknown. [/restrict]