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Algeria’s anti-corruption body questions 13 Bouteflika-era governors 

April 13, 2021 at 10:34 am

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Algeria’s anti-corruption body has summoned 13 governors who help positions during Abdelkader Zoukh’s term as governor of the capital within the framework of the case linked to an Algerian investor who was a relative of ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the Ennahar newspaper reported.

According to information disclosed to the newspaper, the officials were summoned to be questioned by the National Organisation for the Prevention and Fight Against Corruption about the deal that was awarded by Zoukh, who is currently jailed in Kolea prison, to an investor named K.B. owner of Numidia advertising agency and Bouteflika’s nephew.

The newspaper added that the former governor of the capital gave instructions to the appointed governors to allow K.B. to use public lighting for billboards installed at the roads of the administrative districts they manage.

These instructions were implemented by all the governors except for the governor of Hussein Dai.

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