A newly leaked CCTV footage has emerged, which appears to show a Saudi agent leaving the country’s consulate in Istanbul wearing the clothes of the murdered Washington post journalist- Jamal Khashoggi.
In the footage, a man who was identified as Mustafa al-Madani was seen wearing glasses and a fake beard in an attempt to further resemble the journalist. The ‘body double’ is said to be a member of a 15-man Saudi team that was sent to target Khashoggi in Istanbul.
The footage revealed that the man was seen touring a number of landmarks in the Turkish city after he left the consulate.
In doing so, the Saudi aim for the footage was so that the man could be picked up by the CCTV and distributed to bolster its claims made in the days just after Khashoggi’s disappearance on October 2nd, that is, that he had left the consulate unscathed.
However, the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that details of the Washington Post Journalist’s killing “will be revealed in all its nakedness.”
On Monday, the spokesman for Turkey’s Ruling AK Party said that it was turkey’s responsibility to uncover the truth, telling reporters that it was a “complicated” murder that had been “monstrously planned”.
The CCTV footage apparently shows the Saudi agent entering the consulate without a beard and wearing a blue and white checked shirt with dark trousers earlier that day. It later revealed that sometime later, the agent left the consulate dressed as Khashoggi, but was wearing the same pair of trousers he arrived in.
The ‘body double’ walked out of the consulate via its back exit with an accomplice, and then took a taxi to Istanbul’s fame Blue Mosque, where he changes and disposes of the clothing in a public bathroom. The look-alike was later seen at a hotel with his accomplice, where footage shows him smiling and laughing while eating dinner.
Nevertheless, the footage has been released to the CNN News by the Turkish authorities.