Former Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia was heard Tuesday by the Algiers Public Prosecutor’s Office for alleged involvement in fraud cases.
Ahmed Ouyahia appeared “before the public prosecutor near the court of Sidi M’hamed in cases of squandering of public funds and undue advantages,” said Algerian media.
Images broadcast by private television shows Ouyahia, four times prime minister since 1995, to his arrival in the morning in the court of Sidi M’hamed, in the center of Algiers.
Monday, the Algerian Minister of Finance and former governor of the Bank of Algeria, Mohamed Loukal, had been heard by the prosecution near the court of Algiers in connection with cases of “squandering public money”.
On April 20, the Algerian justice announced that it summoned these two leaders “for the squandering of public funds and undue privileges”.
The court also summoned former police chief Abdelghani Hamel, sacked in June 2018, for his alleged involvement in another “trading in influence” case.