The Hamza mon bb snapchat account was unstoppable before the police intervention.
Rabat – Moroccan police have arrested a sixth suspect in the “Hamza mon bb” blackmail affair.
Mohamed El Madimi, head of the executive office of the National Center for Human Rights, told Morocco World News of several developments in the case, including the arrest of a policeman for his alleged involvement.
“Hamza mon bb” are a group of social media accounts that have been active on Instagram and on Snapchat since 2016.
The accounts share videos, recordings, and scandalous allegations about celebrities and public figures across Morocco.
Security services arrested the policeman for allegedly “leaking information” to Aicha Ayach, a Moroccan influencer living in the UAE, El Madimi told MWN.
Victims of the Hamza mon bb affair accuse Ayach of direct involvement in the case along with her friend, Moroccan singer Dounia Batma, and Batma’s sister Ibtissam.
The policeman “was arrested, and he appeared before the judge, and his trial was postponed twice. He will appear again before the judge on January 16,” El Madimi said.
The policeman was allegedly in direct contact with Aicha Ayach, who is still in the UAE.
The policeman works in Casablanca. He asserts that he had Ayach’s phone number because of his work and the investigation into Hamza mon bb, denying any relationship with Ayach.
El Madimi, who says he is a victim of the Hamza mon bb account, is in charge of a collective lawsuit filed by the national human rights center in Marrakech.
The affair emerged when Moroccan designer Siham Badda, known as “Sultana,” filed a lawsuit against the Hamza mon bb account.
Badda accused Hamza mon bb of attempting to tarnish her reputation.
El Madimi said there were rumors that Badda was in an affair with a man called Hamza, the origin of the Snapchat account’s username, “Hamza mon bb,” or “Hamza my baby” in English.
“When someone hacked her phone they found that she is putting a contact under Hamza mon bb or Hamza my baby,” El Madimi told MWN.
The hackers, he added, created a Snapchat and an Instagram with the same name to use for blackmail.
The account is allegedly used by several people to share indecent content to damage others’ reputation, including celebrities.
Moroccan singer Dounia, according to El Madimi, also has the password to the account, and she “financially supports” people who took photos to blackmail people.
“Have you noticed that celebrities who are against Batma are the only targets?” El Madimi asked.
The Hamza mon bb account users, El Madimi, said, also engaged in human trafficking.
“The network exploit (sic) women in human trafficking. They also blackmail Gulf businessmen and investors and put pressure on girls to sleep with them and film them for blackmail purposes,” El Madimi added.
The head of the human rights NGO also said Ayach has been sending girls to the UAE for prostitution, arguing that Dounia Batma and her sister are also involved in this crime.
An investigating judge indicted Dounia and her sister and confiscated their passports. Both sisters are under provisional release while investigations are ongoing.
Both cannot leave the country.
Both Dounia and her sister denied the allegations against them.
Accounts online indicate that the singer is continuing her music projects normally. Dounia reportedly sang in a wedding party recently in Tangier.
After their release on bail, both sisters appeared in a video laughing. Mohammed Turk, Dounia’s husband, asked Ibtissam if she had something to say about the case.
“I have nothing to say, she said, while Dounia laughed loudly.
Videos filmed Dounia recently in the Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca, with rumors online suggesting she was trying to escape.
Mohamed Turk, Dounia’s husband, denied the rumors, saying his wife was accompanying him to the airport as he was leaving to Bahrain.
El Madimi, however, believes that Dounia was actually trying to escape before being stopped by the police at the airport.
“She was trying to escape,” El Madimi asserted.
He refused to disclose more information about the secrecy of investigations, stating that the truth will prevail sooner or later.
Police have put five other suspects in custody, including Soukaina Janah, a YouTuber known as Glamor; Alaeddine Ben Zerouhe; Mohamed Dahir; Adnane Ski; and Oussama Aazmi.