According to a new document filed in Washington, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman also known as MBS, allegedly sent assassins to Canada to murder a former high-ranking intelligence official.
Saad Aljabri, 61, a former senior intelligence official under who has been living in exile in Toronto said he was been targeted by the Crown Prince because he had “damning information” and knowledge of some of Saudi Arabia’s most confidential information which include the foreign bank accounts and financial assets of top Saudi Royal Family members.
The document revealed that the hit squad allegedly went to Canada in October, 2018 and they were intercepted at Macdonald-Cartier International Airport in Ottawa.
Also, the document revealed that the assassination would have occurred shortly after Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and an ardent critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was killed by Saudi assassins.
Aljabri is suing the Crown Prince and other Saudi officials for damages. He said he had “severe physical and mental pain and suffering” from their attempted murder of him.
The document reveals Aljabri is a “longtime trusted partner of senior U.S. intelligence officials” who is “ uniquely positioned to existentially threaten Defendant bin Salman’s standing with the U.S. government.”
It also reveals that Aljabri has information about bin Salman’s corruption, political frauds and how the crown prince formed the “Tiger Squad,” a team of mercenaries he alleges was sent after him.
Part of the document reads: “That is why Defendant bin Salman wants him dead—and why Defendant bin Salman has worked to achieve that objective over the last three years.”
Aljabri alleges the Tiger Squad was dispatched to Canada on October 15, 2018, some days after Khashoggi was murdered.
The complaint reads: “Carrying two bags of forensic tools, and complete with forensic personnel experienced with the clean-up of crime scenes—including an instructor in the exact same criminal evidence department as the forensic specialist who dismembered Khashoggi with a bone saw—the Tiger Squad Defendants attempted to enter Canada covertly, travelling on tourist visas and seeking to avert the detection of Canadian border security by entering through separate kiosks.”
The document reads: “Following the failure of the October 2018 Tiger Squad plot in Canada, upon information and belief, Defendant bin Salman now plans to send agents directly through the United States to enter Canada by land and, once and for all eliminate Dr. Saad.”
Also, the complaint says that Saudi officials caught two of Aljabri’s children and “disappeared them” in an effort to make him return to Saudi Arabia.
The legal filings also had photos of WhatsApp conversations that were alleged to be between Aljabri and bin Salman where the bin Salman threatens Aljabri and demanded he comes home to Saudi Arabia in “24 hours!”
The government of Canada has promised to investigate all the allegations.