Cash in Niger 'taken from Libyan bank'

2011-09-06 12:42

Benghazi - A convoy of 10 vehicles that crossed into Niger was carrying money taken from a branch of the Central Bank of Libya, a spokesperson for the ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) said on Tuesday.

"They took the money from the central bank in Sirte," Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, an NTC spokesperson told Reuters in Benghazi . Sirte is the birthplace of fugitive strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

An NTC official earlier said a Libyan convoy of 10 vehicles carrying gold and cash crossed into Niger late on Monday, citing sources among the Tuareg people who live in the Sahara desert on both sides of the frontier.

Ghoga also confirmed the convoy had reached Niger.

  • paul.maarman - 2011-09-06 12:59

    thought there was a restriction on cross border funds transfer...or at least a 48hr hold....!

  • Stan - 2011-09-06 13:03

    come to my country MG as long as you bring those gold bars.

      Snys - 2011-09-06 13:12

      Zuma said the same!

  • IC1 - 2011-09-06 13:11

    Bloody thieving bastard

      2WhiteStars - 2011-09-06 13:19

      The rebels must arrest that stupid bank manager when they eventually take the town. Aiding and abetting a criminal.

  • letsee - 2011-09-06 13:22

    Settlement agreements that will cost dearly later.

  • Malcop - 2011-09-06 13:38

    We assume it was Gaddaffi's men taking the money. I wonder how the news source knows that the convoy had money and gold taken from the bank. If there was this much publicity about money and gold transfer happening in South Africa, The transporters would have been hijacked and shot dead long ago. The money and gold would have been long gone.

  • ChrisKhoza - 2011-09-06 13:38

    You see propaganda doesn't help at all. All along we were made to believe that the rebels are now in charge of Libya. Now how does this 'looting' happen if indeed the rebels are in charge. You can feed us your propaganda but at the end the truth will overcome.

      john - 2011-09-06 14:05

      "They took the money from the central bank in Sirte," Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, an NTC spokesperson told Reuters in Benghazi." Sirte is still under the control of Gaddafi's forces. You not reading the article correctly, or not knowing which parts of Libya are controlled by the rebels and which by Gaddafi forces, does not = propaganda.

      slg - 2011-09-06 16:50

      Being in charge is never absolute. Plus this is a war situation. Clutching at straws?

  • Ano Nymous - 2011-09-06 13:42

    Kelly's Heroes?

  • Ingie - 2011-09-06 13:48

    Oh well see it happens elsewhere and not just lovely SA..crooks all of them no matter where in Africa.

  • Ingie - 2011-09-06 13:49

    Call in the "A TEAM" - Zuma, Malema, Floyd and Winnie

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