Egypt’s Ministry of Interior announced on Monday that the Mubarak-era former minister of interior Habib El-Adly has escaped and is not in his house in 6th of October City, according to state-owned media.
El-Adly and others were accused of embezzling money from the ministry, and he was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Recently, the Central Cairo Prosecution assigned the Ministry of Interior to arrest El-Adly in order to implement the adjudication ordered by the Cairo Criminal Court.
Moreover, the Cairo Criminal Court has rejected the appeal filed by El-Adly on the adjudication.
El-Adly was the minister of interior during the regime of former president Hosni Mubarak and was sentenced to seven years of hard labour and to return a sum of EGP 196 million from the money he had embezzled, and a similar amount as a fine.