The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, this Monday signed the dismissal of the commander of the international coalition that leads the monarchy in the Persian Gulf, Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz al Saud, on suspicion of his involvement in corruption cases.
Along with Fahd, several officials and officials from the Ministry of Defense were also expelled from their positions on suspicion that they were incriminating, according to the Saudi state news agency SPA.
“The king has decided that Lieutenant General Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz al Saud will retire and it has been decided to open an investigation against him,” the Saudi authorities said.
The decision came after the Bureau of Control and Anti-Corruption found “multiple corruption cases” involving Fahd and other military and defense officials at the request of Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed bin Salmán.
The Saudi king has also made effective the removal of the deputy governor of Yauf Province in the north of the country, Abdulaziz bin Fahd al Saud.