Published9. February 2024, 3:25 p.m.
Justice: On the run, rapper Moha La Squale arrested in Germany
Indicted in particular for rape, the artist was assigned to residence in Paris under an electronic bracelet.
Moha La Squale was handed over to French authorities on February 8, 2024.
Moha La Squale was arrested in Germany last December, reports BFM TV. He was handed over to French authorities on Thursday February 8.
“The rapper had to respect a house arrest (in Paris, editor’s note) under electronic surveillance linked to his indictment for rape of a spouse, sexual assault, domestic violence and death threats against a spouse,” recalls the Paris prosecutor’s office.
Moha La Squale, whose real name is Mohamed Bellhamed, had however been on the run for several weeks. He was arrested in Germany on “a European arrest warrant on December 31 at the border with Poland”.
“The prosecution requires his placement in pre-trial detention”
The police handed the artist over to France on Thursday February 8 and he must be presented this Friday to an investigating judge in Paris. He will then appear before a liberty and detention judge, who will decide on security measures. “The prosecution specifies that it has requested his placement in pre-trial detention,” we can read in the French media.
As a reminder, the rapper has been indicted since June 2021 for sexual assault and violence against ex-partners. In July 2022, he was also indicted for rape, a criminal qualification, against another ex-partner. Contacted by Agence France-Presse (AFP), his lawyer, Me Elise Arfi, confirmed his arrest, without commenting further.