Oman’s police chief has announced that he will retire at year-end.
Mohammed al-Saleh said that he would be taking his last breath on March 20.
His retirement is the result of the ongoing investigations into corruption allegations in the country.
Al-Salesh is the first chief of police to retire in the region since the 2011 coup that toppled then-prime minister Ibrahim Mehdi.
A number of other police officials have also left the country since then.
The country’s parliament recently passed a bill that removes the immunity from being prosecuted for corruption.
“The country needs to take a step back,” al-Dahshir said, according to the Al-Ahram Online news website.
“We are not living in a free country, we are living in the shadow of the old regime.”
Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan contributed to this report.