Members of Bosnia and Herzegovina(BiH)’s State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) arrested colonel of BiH’s Armed Forces on Tuesday here.
Acting on the order of BiH’s Prosecutors Office Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption, colonel Ramiz Micivoda, 49, was arrested, BiH Prosecutors Office said in a statement Tuesday.
“Micivoda is charged of abusing his official position and authorization in time of being an active member of BiH Armed Forces (BiHAF). He was illegally requiring and receiving money, enabling persons to conduct their agricultural activities on land in the jurisdiction of Armed Forces,” said the statement.
By the investigation, it was found out that the suspect, on two occasions, arriving with his vehicle, outside the BiHAF official facilities and premises, requested and received money from these persons, taking advantage of his position and helped them in using the military land.
“Investigative organs in BiHAF undertook legal actions prescribed by country’s law and informed the relevant Prosecutor’s Office of BiH on the abuse of power by Micivoda,” BiHAF press statement said, adding that they will jointly continue taking all necessary actions against all forms of corruption.
Micivoda is currently in SIPA’s premises and will be handed over to the BiH Prosecutor’s Office, which will then make a decision on further activities in the case, Xinhua reports.