The Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fadil Novalic, the suspended director of Federal Administration of Civilian Protection, Fahrudin Solak, and the owner of the company “Srebrena Malina”, Fikret Hodzic, were taken to the building of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH in Sarajevo.
They spent more than 23 hours at the headquarters of the Agency for Investigation and Protection of Bosnia and Herzegovina, after they came to the hearing regarding the “Respirators” affair.
Novalic, Solak and Hadzic, were not only detained in the premises of SIPA, as previously confirmed, but were arrested and have the status of suspects.
They left the headquarters of the State Investigation and Protection Agency in SIPA vehicles.
Novalic, Solak and Hodzic were questioned as part of an investigation into the purchase of 100 respirators from China, which cost 10.5 million BAM. The investigation is being led by the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH, whose statement is expected.
Purchased respirators are unusable in intensive care units and procured with citizens’ money, without a tender and through the Srebrena Malina company, owned by TV presenter Fikret Hodzic.
This morning, Spokesman of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH, Boris Grubesic, told FENA that the prosecutorial team of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH is working intensively on this case, and that more information will be known during the day.
SIPA representatives could not comment on the case this morning.