Ready to become approver in money laundering probe: Aslam Masood

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Aslam Masood, the prime suspect in the mega money laundering and fake accounts case, has said that he is ready to cooperate with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and provide details of the Omni Group’s transactions.

Speaking to a private media outlet on Monday, Masood said he had knowledge of a lot of dealings and transactions of the Omni Group, which was at the centre of the mega scam.

“I am ready to cooperate with the FIA. I have requested the agency to conduct my interview here in Jeddah and not take me to Pakistan,” he said.

“There is a lot that happens in the Omni Group and there are powerful people involved in the case,” he said, adding that his life was in danger.

“I am being made a scapegoat in the case. I did not have the authority to open any bank accounts nor sign any cheques.”

“My work was to approve the cheques,” Masood said.

He added that he was “one of the founding members of Omni Group”, joined them as an accountant and worked his way up to become the CFO.

“I resigned from the post in 2015, but I am still paid as a founding member.”

“Interpol has released me on bail and I am currently waiting to undergo a kidney transplant,” he said.