CNN reported that Saudi agents suspected of orchestrating journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death reportedly stripped Khashoggi and had an apparent body double wear his clothes around the city, citing surveillance footage and an unnamed senior Turkish official.
The agent, identified by the official as Mustafa al-Madani, entered the consulate in his own clothes about two hours before Khashoggi arrived on October 2, according to CNN.
A member of the 15-man team suspected in the death of Jamal Khashoggi dressed up in his clothes and was captured on surveillance cameras around Istanbul on the day the journalist was killed, a senior Turkish official has told CNN.
CNN has obtained exclusive law enforcement surveillance footage, part of the Turkish government’s investigation, that appears to show the man leaving the consulate by the back door, wearing Khashoggi’s clothes, a fake beard, and glasses.
The same man was seen in Khashoggi’s clothing, according to the Turkish case, at the city’s world-famous Blue Mosque just hours after the journalist was last seen alive entering the consulate on October 2.
The man in the video, identified by the official as Mustafa al-Madani, was allegedly part of what investigators have said was a hit squad, sent to kill the journalist at the Saudi consulate during a scheduled appointment to get papers for his upcoming wedding.