This Wednesday, June 22, the economic and financial pole of the court of Sidi M’hamed postponed the trial of the former Minister of Solidarity, of the Family of the time of the late President Bouteflika, Djamel Ould Abbes, in the file of corruption related to the embezzlement of a donation from Kuwait intended for the families of victims of terrorism, until July 6.
The trial was postponed this time due to the absence of the former minister, Djamel Ould Abbes, who is in Mustapha Pacha hospital after falling ill.
The case of this case had been heard in 2021 and implicates the former Minister of Solidarity, Djamel Ould Abbès, in the embezzlement of no less than 45,000 dollars in interest generated from a donation of 5 million dollars; offered by Kuwait for the benefit of families of victims of terrorism.
In connection with this case; Ould Abbes is prosecuted for abuse of office, embezzlement and squandering of public funds.
Ould Abbes and the 100 billion centimes intended for victims of terrorism
Djamel Ould Abbes, had been heard by the Investigating Judge, Fifth Chamber, at the Economic and Financial Criminal Court of Sidi M’hamed, on Wednesday March 16, 2022, about the delivery of a check from the ‘Emir of Kuwait with a financial value of 5 million dollars, to the late President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, as a grant from the State of Kuwait to the victims of the black decade. The check in question completely disappeared at the time.
In the minutes of his hearing by the investigating judge of the fifth chamber of the economic and financial pole, Djamel Ould Abbes had declared that the ousted former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika had summoned the former Minister of Solidarity and Family, he had given him the check for 5 million Dollars given by the Emir of Kuwait, intended for the victims of terrorism as financial aid, the latter was intended to deposit in the bank account intended for the aid of these victims. Except that about a year after that, the Presidency of the Republic asked Ould Abbes to return this famous check.
In 2021, an investigation into the management of National Solidarity funds revealed that Djamel Ould Abbès had a safe in a bank with the sum of 45,000 dollars. This sum corresponds to the interest generated by the donation of 5 million dollars from Kuwait.