Police arrest man who impersonates Prime Minister on Facebook

date 2017/07/12 views 153 comments 0

icon-writer By: Keddour Djerboua / English version: M. A.

A judge in a court in Algiers Wednesday ordered to put a man in temporary prison for impersonation of Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Teboune on Facebook.

The suspect, 37, is married and has two children. He comes from the province of El Bayadh. He is unemployed. 

He was arrested on Sunday at his home. Security forces seized a tablet computer and a mobile with him. He used them as he used the name of Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Teboune to post statements on Facebook.

Investigation showed that the suspect was helped by his neighbour who opened a Facebook page in Teboune’s name. He told the police he did not have any idea about the suspect’s intention and was not aware that his action is illegal.

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