Rabat - Hamza Derhem is a free man. Better known as “Moul LFerrari” (owner of the Ferrari), the young boy was released on Tuesday, June 5, after spending a year and 14 days in the local jail of Sale.
Rabat – Hamza Derhem is a free man. Better known as “Moul LFerrari” (owner of the Ferrari), the young boy was released on Tuesday, June 5, after spending a year and 14 days in the local jail of Sale.
Derhem was acquitted by The Rabat court. At first instance, the court sentenced him to two years in prison.
The court also acquitted all those prosecuted in the wake of this case, including his brother, and two police officers.
The five suspects were charged with attempting to manipulate the accident scene, giving fraudulent statements, and removing seized physical evidence related to the investigation.
The Ferrari owner was arrested in April 2017 after uploading a video of himself driving under the influence of alcohol, taking selfies near his smashed Ferrari after crashing into three cars, while singing and making fun of police officers and other officials.
His reckless behavior was condemned by Moroccan social media users, who called for a fair enforcement of the law to all citizens regardless of their wealth or social status.
The intense public reaction prompted the General Directorate for National Security to arrest two police officers, the driver and two of his companions.
Derham, a member of one of Morocco’s richest families, was found guilty by a Rabat court for falsifying an accident report, manipulating and fleeing an accident scene, and public intoxication. In addition to a two years jail sentence, Derham was fined MAD 20,000.