OTTAWA (AFP) – Saudi state-owned companies have sued the country’s former intelligence czar in a Canadian court, alleging he stole billions of dollars, according to documents obtained on Friday by AFP.
The 10 subsidiaries of Tahakom Investment Co – which is owned by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund – said in the civil suit filed in Ontario Superior Court that SaadAljabri committed a “massive fraud” totalling at least USD3.47 billion.
Aljabri, exiled in Canada, was a top aide to Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. A campaign advocating for Aljabri said in a statement he and his family will “fight the recycled corruption allegations vigorously and are confident they will succeed in dismissing them”.
Prince Mohammed bin Nayef remains in detention in Riyadh.