Rabat- Police have arrested a man for accusing them of mismanagement in a recent video.
The judicial police in El Jadida, 106 kilometers south of Casablanca, arrested a man on Monday for accusations he made in a video posted online Sunday, August 12. The video showed the man in front of the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) building, shouting and complaining about the “absence of policemen.”
The 27-year-old man frantically complained that some delinquents burgled his family’s house and attacked his parents, saying that when his parents called the police for help, they did not show up.
“It had been more than an hour and the police did not show up. When we came to the [police station] they told us to go away,” he stated.
The man claimed that the security forces were absent because they went to attend a moussem (festival) in the region.
DGSN denied the allegations and placed the man in custody for spreading “false information.”
DGSN also claimed that the man has a poor reputation in his neighborhood and had previously engaged in violent acts. An investigation is ongoing, under the supervision of the public prosecutor.