riyad - The arrest of Saudi princes, businessmen and officials was only 'the first phase', and # x27; \u0026 # x27; of the fight against corruption in the kingdom. That said Attorney General Sjeik Saud Al Mojeb, who promised that the suspects should be assisted by lawyers.
The sheikh labeled the arrest wave in a statement as 'the start of an essential process to eradicate corruption everywhere with root and branch'. Two sources said that local banks have already begun to freeze the accounts of the suspects.
The arrests led to speculation that rivals of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman are turned off. Yet, also, positive reactions from Saudi citizens have complained that the elite has been above the law for a long time.
According to Saudi media and a top official, eleven princes, four ministers and dozens of other suspects were arrested. This includes the stone-rich prince Alwaleed bin Talal. 'Picking up is almost similar to holding Bill Gates,' said former US Ambassador Robert Jordan to Bloomberg.