Muammar Gaddafi’s spokesman capture in doubt
A media report earlier claimed that Mussa Ibrahim has been captured while trying to flee dressed as a woman.
London: Libya`s new rulers are probing the whereabouts of Mussa Ibrahim, the spokesman of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, as Al-Hurra Misrata television said it would broadcast footage of him being detained in women`s clothing.
There were growing doubts that Mussa Ibrahim had been captured. A media report earlier claimed that the spokesman has been captured while trying to flee dressed as a woman.
Ibrahim, 37, was captured on Thursday night outside Gaddafi`s hometown Sirte, The Sun reported.
Local TV reports said he had mixed with a group of villagers fleeing the town. Ibrahim was dressed as a woman and driving when rebel troops surrounded him.
However, National Transitional Council fighters` high command in Libya`s third-largest city Misrata said it was unable to confirm the capture of Ibrahim.
Ibrahim was the public face of the Gaddafi regime until rebel fighters took over Tripoli in August.
The former spokesman studied politics at the Exeter University in Britain.
The whereabouts of Gaddafi are still not known.
(With IANS inputs)