The roommate of the young Moroccan arrested in Gran Canaria for alleged links with Al Qaeda cells, Othaman Elovadi, said that Imad El Mouahhid “is a mentally ill person. ” Elovadi, who ensured that the detainee takes drugs, had known him since 2003 and was at home when the police raided it.
The young Moroccan is accused of glorifying terrorism and proselytism. Presumably, El Mouahhid recruited young people and tried to persuade them to take part in terrorist activities.
He is a 25 year old, born in Tangiers (Morocco), who has been living in Spain for at least 8 years. His roommate described him as an authoritarian and mentally unstable person.
The Interior Ministry has been investigating him for three years following a possible link to Al Qaeda cells in Spain and it looks like he was part of the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group, an Islamist cell which is linked to the March 11th bombings in Madrid.