Rabat – Moroccan police in Casablanca have arrested a sub-Saharan national for his involvement in a fatal assault.
Security services arrested the suspect at the crime scene, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said on January 20.
A preliminary investigation found that the suspect had been arguing with the victim, who was a Moroccan national.
The victim was the owner of a house where the suspect rented a room, the DGSN statement added.
The suspect hit the victim in the head with a vase during the violent argument. The blow killed the victim immediately.
Police put the 28-year old suspect in custody for further investigation to determine the circumstances of the incident, the statement concluded.
According to the DGSN annual report, Moroccan police handled 639,116 criminal cases in 2019 and arrested 644,025 people, including 43,008 women and 23,746 minors.
The 2019 report found that 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%.