Cairo prosecutors ordered detained for four days Saturday a police officer and a lower-ranking policeman charged with helping a businessman accused of fraud to escape custody, Al-Arabic Ahram website reported.
Businessman Ahmed Abdel-Latif was ordered detained for four days at Matariya Police Station for fraud estimated at EGP 28 million.
Prosecution investigations revealed that during a detention renewal session Abdel-Latif asked the two policemen to take him to the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation to finish some papers, where he fled.
Investigations also revealed a previous relationship between the two policemen and the fugitive businessman, and that the two policemen agreed on helping the businessman to escape.
In May, a police officer was charged with forging a prison record to cover the escape of another detained businessman, also accused of fraud.