South Korean President Moon Jae-in wants to punish the country's top prosecutor, who is heading an investigation into former and current government officials, for disobedience, TV outlet Channel A reported, citing an unidentified government official.

Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl should be held "accountable for his wrongdoing," the official said, according to Channel A. "We're currently reviewing which law clauses can be applied to his case."

Moon's office declined to comment, while a phone call to the Justice Ministry was unanswered outside of office hours. An email sent to Yoon's office outside work hours also went unanswered.