Nice terrorist Mohamed Bouhiel smuggled £84,000 to his family just a few days before the terror attack
- Family of 31-year-old father of three say he was an angry and violent man
- Father said he stopped talking to relatives and given drugs for depression
- He added Bouhlal was in a bad state of mind after separating from his wife
- Days before the attack he send money he had saved in France to Tunisia
- Despite killing 84 and ISIS claiming responsibility, brother says ‘he is not a terrorist’
ISIS killer Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel sent his family £84,000 just days before his Bastille Day atrocity, his brother told MailOnline.
The Islamic fanatic persuaded friends to smuggle the bundles of cash back to his family in their hometown of Msaken, Tunisia.
Although Bouhlel had been sending small sums of money to his family, his brother admitted that they were stunned by the size of the ‘fortune’.
‘Mohamed sent the family 240,000 Tunisian Dinars (£84,000) in the last few days,’ Jaber Bouhlel told MailOnline.
‘He used to send us small sums of money regularly like most Tunisians working abroad. But then he sent us all that money, it was fortune.
‘He sent the money illegally. He gave cash to people he knew who were returning to our village and asked them to give it to the family.’
He added: ‘My brother is not a terrorist.’
His father also insisted that Bouhlel was mentally ill and not a radicalised soldier as claimed today by ISIS.
Mohamed Mondher Lahouaiej Bouhlel, whose son killed at least 84 people on Bastille Day, told how he suffered from severe depression in an interview with French TV BMF.
‘From 2002 to 2004 he had problems that led to a nervous breakdown.
‘He’d get angry and shout and broke everything in front of him. He was violent and very ill. We took him to the doctor and he was put on drugs.
‘Whenever there was a crisis we took him back again.
‘He was always alone. Always silent, refusing to talk. Even in the street he wouldn’t greet people.’
Mr Mondher said he had no contact with his son after he moved to France from their home in Msaken, eastern Tunisia.
‘He didn’t come back even when his brothers and sisters called,’ he said.
He appeared bewildered as he insisted his son had ‘no connection with religion. He didn’t fast and keep Ramadan. He drank. He even took drugs.
‘We’re all in a state of shock at what’s happened’
He confirmed that his son and his estranged wife, a French-Tunisian from Nice, were ‘not on good terms’.
His brother Jaber also said
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