Corruption: Former Minister of Tourism placed in pre-trial detention

June 7, 2021

ALGIERS- Abdelkader Ben Messaoud, former Minister of Tourism, under the last Ouyahia Government, was placed in pre-trial detention on Sunday by the investigating judge of the criminal division of the Sidi Mhamed tribunal.

ALGIERS- The former Minister of Tourism, under the last Ouyahia Government, Abdelkader Ben Messaoud, was placed in pre-trial detention on Sunday by the investigating judge of the criminal division of the Sidi Mhamed tribunal.

According to Enahar TV which reports the information, citing “judicial sources”, the arrest of the former Minister of Tourism would be in connection with the case of the Tahkout group which benefited from undue privileges within the framework of its ” investment projects “in tourism.

As a reminder, Ben Messaoud was already provisionally released by the investigating advisor of the Supreme Court who had heard him in the context of the same case of undue privileges granted to the businessman.

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