Rabat - Moroccan authorities arrested on Saturday a suspect involved in the death of a person who was subject to a mob attack at the weekly market in Boumya, in central Morocco.
Rabat – Moroccan authorities arrested on Saturday a suspect involved in the death of a person who was subject to a mob attack at the weekly market in Boumya, in central Morocco.
“As part of the investigations conducted under the supervision of the General Prosecutor in the case of the death of a person on Thursday after he was lynched at the weekly market in Boumya, in the province of Midelt, the elements the Royal Gendarmerie arrested on Saturday the suspect who will be brought to justice”, local authorities said, adding that investigations are still undergoing to identify others suspects involved in the attack.
Caught in the act of stealing a livestock breeder on his way to the market, a crowd of merchants and onlookers lynched a man and seriously injured his alleged accomplice.
The victim, in his fifties, died in hospital while his alleged accomplice, in his twenties, was seriously injured.
Following the recent mob attacks that occurred in the country, the Moroccan government reminded that it will deal heavy-handedly with citizens who seek to encroach on the prerogatives of the state with regards to law enforcement.
Reacting to the beating of a gay man in Fez last June, Abdelilah Benkirane, head of the government, said that the government “doesn’t need partners in the fight against infringements or breaches of law and morals.”
“No one has the right to be self-proclaimed as a judge or a substitute for justice,” he said.
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