ALGIERS-The investigating Judge at the Supreme Court on Sunday ordered the pre-trial detention of former Deputy CEO of Sonatrach group, Abdelhafid Feghouli, after hearing him under an investigation into corruption cases, the Supreme Court announced in a communiqué.
The defendant is also prosecuted “in accordance with the provisions of article 29 of the law 06-01 on the prevention and the fight against corruption, for the squandering of public funds, and according to article 33 of the same law, for abuse of function “, added the statement, which stated that” the investigating judge ordered the placement of the defendant in pre-trial detention”.
Remember that Feghouli Abdekhafidh had appeared in court twice in the Sonatrach case. In 2016, he was heard as a witness and in 2011, he appeared as an accused and sentenced to one year of imprisonment, including four firm months.
He had been sued with ex-CEO Mohamed Meziane and several executives for “unauthorized procurement” and “squandering public money”.
This case dates back to October 2007, the date of the signing of a private contract between Cogiz (owned by Sonatrach) and Safir (company under Algerian law).