Haitian police arrests another officer in Jovenel Moïse assassination

In the recent development of President Jovinel Moise assassination case, police on Friday arrested a fourth officer who was involved in the murder.

President Moise (File Pic)
President Moise (File Pic)

Haiti: In the recent development of President Jovinel Moise assassination case, police on Friday arrested a fourth officer who was involved in the murder.

Notably, National Police spokesperson Marie-Michelle Verrier stated that a total of 27 people have been arrested and others are still being sought in connection with the July 7 attack at the president’s home.

Also, Another nine officers were being held in isolation for questioning, apparently among a total of 44 people held to determine what responsibility they may have had in the killing or to determine if they were negligent in their duties.

Authorities also asked for help from the general public. Everyone the police is looking for, we are asking the population for help. … Give your participation, help us find these people, said Verrier, who also mentioned there was a big reward for anyone who gives information that leads to the arrest of suspects, but did not specify the amount of the reward.

On Monday, Haitian police arrested Jean Laguel Civil, who served as general security coordinator when Mose was killed in the middle of the night at his private residence.

Eighteen of those formally arrested are former Colombian soldiers. Police are still looking for various suspects, also a former rebel leader and an ex-Haitian senator. On Monday, they identified another suspect: Superior Court Judge Windelle Coq Thelot.

But it remains unclear who organized and financed the plot, including recruiting former Colombian special forces soldiers and at least two Florida-based companies.

The wife of Haiti’s murdered president, seriously wounded in the very attack that killed her husband, listened in terror as the gunmen ransacked their home. She said in her 1st interview since the assassination.

She further noted that the killers thought, “I was killed “, that’s why they left her. She was giving an interview to a renowned news media house.