Head of financial police of Kyrgyzstan detained for illicit enrichment

Head of the Financial Police of Kyrgyzstan Aibek Tokoev was detained by anti-corruption service of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan (SCNS) for illicit enrichment worth $ 4 million. news agency reports citing the press service of the SCNS.

During his time in leadership positions in the Internal Investigation and Security Department of the State Service for Combatting Economic Crimes since 2014, Aibek Tokoev has purchased more than 15 units of real estate in Osh and Bishkek cities. The property was registered to his close relatives.

Aibek Tokoev reportedly invested significant amounts in construction of a 13-story apartment building, restaurants, shops and gas filling stations in Osh city.

– According to preliminary estimates, the total cost of Tokoev’s real estate is more than $ 4 million, which does not correspond to his legal income, – the SCNS said.

Tokoev was detained on January 18 and placed in the temporary detention center of the SCNS.

Currently, the law enforcement agencies of Kyrgyzstan are carrying out the necessary investigative measures.

Earlier, local media reported that a criminal case had been opened against Aibek Tokoev. The media also note that he is a close relative of the wife of ex-President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov.