The official has been at the center of a controversy after a woman, who was allegedly with him in a hotel room in Agadir, jumped from the window.
Rabat – Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani reportedly dismissed the secretary general of the Ministry of Health, Hicham Najmi, on September 17.
The news went viral on Moroccan media this evening. Morocco’s news agency Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) has not confirmed yet the official’s dismissal.
Najmi has been at the center of a controversy over the last two months after a woman, who was allegedly with him in a hotel room in Agadir, jumped from a window in an alleged “suicide attempt.”
Local media reported earlier this month that the professor is facing charges for his involvement in the incident. He may be charged with making “false statements,” and not helping a “person in danger.”
The now-former secretary general claimed that the accusations against him are “rumors.”
He claimed that he was accompanied by his wife when the accident took place. He said that the woman who jumped was in a nearby room at the second floor.
Najmi told French speaking news outlet Le360 in August that he went to the room to help, but he found that the girl had fallen after she slipped from the window.
The Ministry of Health appointed the official as a Secretary General in April 2018.