Morocco’s DGSN Arrests Homeless Man For Killing Taxi Driver

Police in Agadir. Photo credit: DGSN Twitter

Rabat – Police arrested on Saturday, January 11,  a suspect for his alleged involvement in the intentional murder of a taxi driver in Agadir.

The suspect is facing charges for second degree crime, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) has said.

The 22-year old man, who is a homeless, is believed to have killed the victim on January 10. The suspect suffocated the victim with a shawl that he was wearing, preliminary investigations have found.

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The murder is due to previous conflicts between the two men, the DGSN added.

Police are continuing to investigate the suspect to identify the real motives of the crime.

The police put the suspect in custody for further investigations as part of efforts to fight against homicide crimes.

Police last year arrested 644,025 people, including 43,008 women and 23,764 minors, according to DGSN’s annual data for 2019.

Violent crimes, such as serious robberies and sexual assaults, represent 8% of the general crime rate.

Violent crimes saw a significant decrease of 8.6% compared to last year.

Fatal assault decreased by 11.2%, indecent assault by 10.2%, theft by 3.4%, armed robbery by 21%, and vehicle theft by 7.8%, DGSN noted.