Judge Mathieu suspiciously steps down from case of President Moise

Mathieu Chanlatte, the Judge who was investigating the case of the assassinated President Jovenel Moise, has now announced that he is stepping down from the investigation. The news of his resignation comes after one of his clerks was killed just two days back. 

Haiti: Mathieu Chanlatte, the Judge who was investigating the case of the assassinated President Jovenel Moise, has now announced that he is stepping down from the investigation. The news of his resignation comes after one of his clerks was killed just two days back. 

In a letter, Judge Mathieu Chanlatte, the Judge investigating the murder of President Jovenel Moïse, stated that he is submitting his resignation from the case because of some personal reasons.

It is not found yet that whether his resignation has anything to do with the death of his Chief Clerk – Ernst Lafortune. 

In a statement issued on Thursday, Mr Lafortune’s Union, the National Association of Haitian Legal Clerks, informed that the clerk had an evening meeting with Mr Chanlatte on Wednesday this week. 

The Union further noted that both of them had a lively discussion during the meet. 

Judge Mathieu was recently appointed to oversee the case of the assassinated President Jovenel Moise, and within a period of one week, he stepped down from the case. 

The dean of the court of the first instance in Port-au-Prince – Magistrate Bernard Saint-Vil, stated that Mathieu Chanlatte would be in charge of proceedings involving the July 7 attack at President Jovenel Moïse’s private home. The Magistrate added, “The judge is very competent.” 

Haitian government’s request that was being made to the United Nations for a special inquiry into the assassination of President Jovenel Moise is still pending. 

Presidency elections in the island country have also been postponed till the month of November. The election has been postponed for the third time in a row. 

In addition, the Wife of late President Moise – Martine Moise has indicated her candidacy for the presidency a few days back.

So far, over 40 individuals have been arrested in the case by the Haitian Police officials, including 18 former Colombian soldiers & 20 Haitian police officers. The Police authorities are still seeking some personalities in the assassination case of the Haitian President, including an ex-senator, a judicial official and a judge of the Haitian Supreme Court.