Egypt official accused of corruption 'kills himself'

Egypt official accused of corruption 'kills himself' Egypt official accused of corruption 'kills himself'

A top Egyptian government official has killed himself in jail after being arrested in connection with a corruption investigation, reports say.

Wael Shalaby was a former secretary general of Egypt's administrative courts system. He resigned on Saturday, a day before his arrest.

The public prosecutor said his arrest was part of an inquiry into accusations of officials receiving bribes.

A gag order on all media over the corruption case has now been issued.

Mr Shalaby's resignation came after a procurement manager at Egypt's State Council, the umbrella organisation for the country's administrative courts, was arrested.

Gamal al-Din al-Labban was charged with receiving bribes worth millions of Egyptian pounds.

The public prosecutor has referred to the two arrests as part of the same case.

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