Algeria – Five recently-retired major-generals were yesterday, Saturday, September 15, subject to a decision to withdraw a passport issued by the military court, even though they were already banned to leave the national territory, learned ALG24 source from the file.
According to our sources, these are generals Habib Chentouf, Said Bey, Abderrezak Cherif, Menad Nouba and Boudjema Boudouaour. The latter held the position of Director of Finance at DND, while the first three were respectively commanders of the 1st, 2nd and 4th Military Regions. Menad Nouba was himself the commander of the National Gendarmerie.
The decision to withdraw the passports of these five retired generals was taken by the military justice after one of them violated the ban on leaving the territory, traveling with his family to France, enjoying a complicity in the Algiers International Airport.
According to our source, these generals are being prosecuted as part of an extensive investigation into trading in influence and various abuses of power. The first elements of the investigation have revealed that these generals have captured immeasurable wealth, taking advantage of their status and rank.
The five generals were recently dismissed by the President of the Republic after reports on ill-gotten property and the personal fortunes of officials. Each of the generals mentioned has about thirty companies specialized in various fields. These are open, for the most part, to the names of their children.
The President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, strikes with an iron hand, ordering to tolerate no official, whether civilian or military and whatever his rank and status, having taken advantage of his post for personal purposes. For our source, the Head of State attaches great importance to it, since the practices used by these generals are contrary to his personal values and those of the Algerian Revolution.