Driss Radi, former leader of the Constitutional Union (UC) party, will appear tomorrow, Tuesday, before the Sidi Slimane Court of First Instance, along with nine other people, to face serious charges related to falsification in the aim of appropriating 83 hectares of Soualiyate land located in the Oulad Hannoun region of the rural commune of El Kceibya.
According to information obtained by MoroccoLatestNewsthe nine defendants in this case, in addition to Driss Radi, consist of seven deputies of collective lands (Soulaliyates lands), a brother of Radi named Karim, responsible for the management of his property, and an agent of authority to the rank of Sheikh.
The details of this case go back to the suspicions expressed by the Ministry of the Interior concerning a request for a permit filed by Driss Radi for the felling of trees in a forest with an estimated area of 83 hectares, located in the municipality of El Kceibya. Following a verification of the documents, irregularities were discovered, which prompted the ministry to file a complaint with the public prosecutor, who then forwarded the file to the national brigade for investigation.
Thus, Driss Radi faces serious accusations of ” deliberately fabricating declarations and authorizations containing false information and their use, improperly obtaining administrative certificates by providing false information, impersonating false identity and its use, and using an administrative document to issue a license knowingly cause“.
The Ministry of the Interior is a civil party in this case, claiming damages, as shown by the summons consulted by MoroccoLatestNews. It is specified that the charges brought against the defendants did not exceed the period of criminal prescription.
The other defendants in this case also face charges of “ participation in the fabrication of statements containing false information and their use ” as well as ” falsification of administrative documents with a view to issuing a license and their use“.
In such cases, the penalties can be up to three years’ imprisonment, in accordance with the provisions of the penal code.