A former Gaddafi officer, suspected of having links to the shooting of British police officer WPC Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in 1984, has been picked to head the Libyan Intelligence Agency.
The UN-installed Presidency Council (PC), headed by Fayaz Sirraj, issued a three-article decree on Monday naming deputies for the country’s Intelligence Agency chief.
In the first article, the Presidency Council selected Brigadier General Abdelkader Al-Tuhami, a notorious officer at the Foreign Security Agency of Gaddafi regime, as Deputy Chief of Intelligence Agency for Security Affairs and Brig. Abdul-Majeed Al-Dabaa as Deputy Chief of Intelligence Agency for Public Affair.
In the second one, Sirraj picked Abdelkader Al-Tuhami to head the Libyan Intelligence Agency temporarily until a chief is found.
The third article stated that the decree shall be effective from the date on which it is made.
The murder suspect, Al-Tuhami, was nominated in December 2016 by PC member Fathi Al-Mijibri as Chief of the Illegal Immigration Fight Center, but Fayaz Sirraj cancelled the nomination to select him this time for a higher security position.
No comments were made by the British government regarding the nomination of Abdelkader Al-Tuhami for the two security posts.
The official inquiry into Fletcher's death concluded she had been killed by shots from a Sterling submachine gun fired from the first floor of the Libyan embassy. Abdelkader Al-Tuhami was among the embassy’s security team at that time.