ERBIL — The Baghdad-imposed Governor of Kirkuk, Rakan al-Jabouri, visited London on Tuesday despite a travel ban issued by the Iraqi Integrity Commission.
BasNews has learned that Jabouri and a number of lawmakers have joined a large Iraqi government delegation to lobby International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) for the reconstruction of Hawija district and its surroundings which were ravaged by the Islamic State (IS) war between 2014 and 2017.
So far, 60 lawsuits have been filed against Al-Jubouri in official courts, relating to corruption and mismanagement. However, he has not yet been arrested and he was allowed to run for the parliament during the last election.
During the past few years, the Federal Integrity Commission's Investigation Department has issued several subpoenas for the governor of Kirkuk and a number of provincial officials (mostly relatives of the governor) for irregularities and damage to public money, but he is being released on bail.
Among the 60 corruption cases, one is better known among the Kirkukis — According to verified documents, Jabouri spent over 100 million Iraqi Dinar (Approximately $69,000) for Kebab and snacks at his provincial guest house during one year only.