Court expert allowed to stay on in Daphne’s assassination case

Ian Noel Pace

Court expert Martin Bajada will keep assisting both the Magisterial Inquiry as well as the compilation of evidence in the case of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. He was found guilty of theft and fraud in 1993.

This was decided today in Court after a constitutional application submitted in March 2018 by the lawyer representing Alfred Degiorgio, one of the accused. He said that choosing Bajada as the Court expert in the case is a breach of his fundamental human rights.

Bajada is an IT and mobile telephony that was found guilty of theft and fraud in 1993. This was used as one of the main reasons for the application explaining that Bajada had worked extensively on the criminal case’s compilation of evidence.

The expert had asked to assist in the case the day after Caruana Galizia was assassinated, on the 16th October 2017. His investigation is what led to the arrest of 10 people including Degiorgio, his brother George Degiorgio, and Vince Muscat, the three people still under arrest.