A Shenzhen resident was arrested on Tuesday after posting a letter online accusing senior village official Zhou Weisi of corruption, China’s Tianya online forum  reported on Wednesday.
Zhou Zujie, a resident of Nanlian village in Shenzhen’s Longgang district, was arrested by police around 3pm. Police accused Zhou Zujie of falsely registering financial details about his company, Tianya online forum reported. Zhou Zujie plans to meet reporters at 4pm to discuss the case.
A bank account with Zhou Zujie’s cleaning service company did not hold the amount of capital Zhou claimed it did when he registered the business, a police spokesman explained.
The online letter written by people living in Nanlian village accused Zhou Weisi of owning assets worth two billion yuan (HK$ 2.47 billion), including more than 80 properties and 20 cars .
Zhou Weisi was suspended from office after the government launched an investigation on Monday.
News of Zhou Zujie’s arrests drew thousands comments on Sina Weibo, China’s twitter-like service.
“Who said our police are slow?” one Weibo user said in an ironic manner.
“This is an outright retaliation,” said another Weibo user, Youyi.