Algeria has launched investigations into two former PMs in two days over allegations of corruption.
Rabat – The investigating judge at the Supreme Court in Algeria summoned Algeria’s former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal, who served from 2012 to 2017, on Thursday, June 13.
The former PM appeared before the Supreme Court to be heard in an investigation into corruption cases, Algerian media reported.
After listening to Sellal’s testimony, the Judge ordered his detention.
On Wednesday, June 12, the same court ordered the provisional detention of another former prime minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, over allegations of corruption.
Authorities have also detained Algeria’s former minister of transportation, Abdelghani Zaalane after a hearing over alleged involvement in corruption.
Since former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation, several wealthy businessmen have been held in custody for benefiting from government contracts through their links with senior Algerian officials.