ACC sues DSCC ward councillor Sayeed for illegal wealth

Staff Correspondent

20th November, 2019 05:50:20 printer

ACC sues DSCC ward councillor Sayeed for illegal wealth

The Anti-Corruption Commissioner (ACC) on Wednesday filed a case against Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) ward councillor AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed on charges of amassing illegal wealth worth Tk 4.47 crore.

The anti-graft body’s assistant director Md Ataur Rahman Sarker filed the case with its integrated district office 1 in Dhaka under section 27 (1) of Anti-corruption commission act and section 5 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act.

Earlier on October 17, ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) removed DSCC ward-9 councillor Sayeed for being absent in more than three consecutive meetings and staying abroad without permission.

The move came weeks after reports surfaced that Sayeed is involved in illegal casino business in the capital.

Sayeed is the president of Arambagh Krira Sangha and joint general secretary of the Dhaka South Jubo League.

He reportedly fled the country in September after the law enforcers launched a crackdown on illegal gambling, extortion and tender manipulation in October last.