Cairo prosecutors order detained two policemen accused of helping businessman escape
Ahram Online, Saturday 26 Aug 2017
The two policeman previously knew the businessman, investigations revealed

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.