Rabat – Two members of the Royal Gendarmerie were arrested on charges of corruption and financial diversions in the province of Safi, stated the daily Al Akhbar in its March 13 edition.
After imposing disciplinary sanctions on several senior officials in Mohamed Haramou’s department, two members of the military establishment were detained in custody in the barracks of Tamesna in Rabat.
The two gendarmes, including the driver of Colonel Houssine Kaamouz and the officer responsible for the management of social housing for the gendarmerie in Safi, were jailed pending the end of the department investigation.
The initial stages of the investigation reveal that the officers diverted an allocation from the high command of the Royal Gendarmerie that was intended for the creation of social housing, specifically, the construction of a four-floor building in the city of Safi.
General Haramou, head of the Royal Gendarmerie, has also made several changes in the ranks of his department. Haramou was appointed by King Mohammed VI in early December 2017, replacing Lieutenant General Hosni Benslimane.