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Cairo prosecutors order detained two policemen accused of helping businessman escape

The two policeman previously knew the businessman, investigations revealed

Ahram Online , Saturday 26 Aug 2017
Matriya Police Station
File Photo: Cairo's Matriya Police Station (File Photo: Ahram)

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.

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