The case took down a dean, a secretary-general, university professors, civil servants, and students.
Rabat – A corruption case has tarnished the reputation of Abdelmalek Essaadi University, after the arrest of a member of the university administration involved in financial embezzlement network.
The network, active in the faculties of Tangier and Tetouan, included a dean, a secretary-general, as well as university professors, civil servants, and students, reported Arabophone daily newspaper Assabah in its January 9 edition.
Investigations revealed that the members of the network had received bribes ranging from MAD 30,000 to 300,000 to employ people in administrative positions, enroll students in higher education courses, and increase the grades of certain students.
The case broke out following the arrest of an assistant authorizing officer at the National School of Business and Management (ENCG) in Tangier.
The arrest came after the police received two complaints about the issuance of a bounced check and fraud. The complaints were lodged by two people to whom the man in question had allegedly promised deputy authorizing posts, and to whom he had given check as a guarantee.
After searching the home of the suspect, the judicial police department in Tangier seized an external hard drive containing documents about the corruption network.
The police took the suspect into provisional custody at the local prison of Tangier, while precautionary measures have been taken against the other members of the network.