Kussa in Lockerbie meeting with Scottish officials: BBC

8th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Scottish officials investigating the Lockerbie plane bombing on Thursday interviewed Libyan foreign minister Mussa Kussa, who recently defected, the BBC reported.

Scottish detectives met the former "right-hand man" of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi to establish the extent of his knowledge of the 1988 bombing, police told the BBC.

Kussa arrived in Britain unexpectedly on March 30 and immediately quit his post as foreign minister.

Scottish prosecutors and detectives from the Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary met with officials from Britain's Foreign Office (FCO) last week after making a formal request to speak to Kussa over the incident.

Libyan agent Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi is the only man convicted over the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in December 1988, which killed 270 people.

© 2011 AFP

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