THE Liverpool man accused of financing an al-Qaida cell has been linked to a Lithuanian nuclear power plant terror threat, the Daily Post can reveal.
Mohammed Benhammedi, owner and director of Sara Properties and Ozlam properties in Wavertree, was named by the US treasury as a "key financier" for Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.
Now the family of his mistress in Lithuania are being investigated because her father is a senior security manager at the country's major power plant.
They fear the link between them could pose a security threat.
Victoria Zakuko spoke exclusively to the Daily Post about her lover who shares his time between his wife and seven children and her.
The story has been front-page news in Lithuania's national newspapers after the government launched an investigation into the suspected links to their country.
Russian-born Sergey Zakurko, Victoria's father, has been suspended from his job at the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) while the investigation continues.
Now the 47-year-old former policeman, who has worked at the plant since 1997, is considering leaving his post.
He told Lithuania's main daily newspaper: "I am considering if I should write my resignation letter to my employers.
"I don't want to cause problems for my superiors and colleagues at the plant. I am ready for a very open talk.
"If I resign I will emigrate to the UK. I would learn English and work in the building industry. But now, when my surname is in every paper in both countries, will I ever get a job?
"The thing I wish most is to go to my motherland. Some day I will definitely go back to Russia for good." The security official had met Benhammedi, known to his friends as Ben, on a previous trip to Liverpool.
He said he did not know that Benhammedi was married with children and had been told by the couple that he was divorced from his wife.