German authorities are in the process of deporting a man who allegedly worked as former al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden’s bodyguard.
According to RT, the Tunisian man identified as Sami A, has been living in the German town of Bochum and was availing social benefits.
Sami A was arrested on Monday after the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) lifted a ban on his deportation, a spokesperson said.
The German authorities will now move to deport Sami to Tunisia, with the necessary documents being prepared by a local visa and registration department.
The move comes after the Germany’s interior ministry toughened its stance on the inflow of migration and asylum seekers within the country.
Sami became popular in late April after it was reported that he may have been the bodyguard of the former al Qaeda chief, and had been living in Germany since 1997, and was availing social benefits for himself, his wife and three children amounting to 1168 Euros per month.
The following information was made public after a right wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) questioned the regional government for giving refuge to Sami.
Owing to his background and security concerns, Sami A, had been directed to report to a local police station daily, something which he has done so on a regular basis since 2006.
In 2015 he was also found guilty of supporting al Qaeda, however no steps were taken to deport him back then, for possibility he could face “torture” and “inhumane” treatment back in his native Tunisia.
It has also been revealed that German interior ministry had placed Sami A on a list of people “most likely” to commit a terrorist act.
The recent move to depose Sami, however, comes after the German constitutional court ruled in May that foreign nationals posing a threat to public safety could be deported, even to countries where they might be executed.
This story originally appeared in RT