Scandal in Morocco: French Prisoner Pays 140.000 Dirhams to Receive Royal Pardon

Scandal in Morocco: French Prisoner Pays 140.000 Dirhams to Receive Royal Pardon

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According to a story shared in this weekend’s edition of Moroccan news outlet Assabah, a French prisoner incarcerated in the Loudaya prison of Marrakech has paid a total amount of “140,000 DHs to officials of the said prison to be granted a┬ároyal pardon.”

The man who was sentenced to 10 years was promised by the Loudaya prison officers to be released this weekend (14-15 February) after he handed them the bribe, thinking they will honor their commitment. Yet, it remained of a pipe dream after he found out that his name was not on the “list of people who received the royal pardon.” In the aftermath of the event, the French citizen understood he was played by the Moroccan officers, which then triggered him to alert the French consulate in Morocco.

According to the French prisoner, the director of the prison as well as two other guards were involved in this scandal.

Assabah says that the Moroccan authorities have opened expeditiously an investigation and that “the two guards were arrested, while the director of the prison has been discharged of his duties in the said prison, before being transferred to the prison Moul Barki of Safi.”

The Moroccan Times.