Il-Koħħu files judicial protest against PM; Requesting again the presidential pardon

Reuters

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Vince Muscat, known as il-Koħħu filed a judicial protest requesting once again a presidential pardon as he is ready to give further information in relation to the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The judicial protest was filed by Muscat’s Lawyer, Marc Sant, against Prime Minister Robert Abela, against the Police Commissioner, the General Attorney, the State Advocate and against the Minister for Justice.

Muscat is being accused of the murder of Caruana Galizia together with the brothers George and Alfred De Giorgio.

In Decemeber 2019 Muscat wrote to President George Vella asking him for a presidential pardon in exchange of information. This was the second time that Muscat had asked for pardon.

Il-Koħħu is also ready to give information about many other unsolved murders and armed robberies.

In the judicial protest Muscat explains that he has been left in the dark about his request made on the 30th of November last year, for a presidential pardon. He also claims that a letter was sent on the 17th of December 2019 to clarify matters. The President’s secretary replied to this letter stating that Muscat’s request was sent to the Justice Minister for consideration.

The judicial protest states that the delay is aimed at holding information which could protect certain individuals in ‘power circles.’ It also mentions meetings at the Police Headquarters with Inspectors Keith Arnaud and Kurt Zahra.

Vince Muscat claims that he has credible information that could solve certain criminal cases and information which could also lead to identify other individuals involved in Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination.

The judicial protest also mentions the discrepencies in the way the presidential pardon was dealt with in relation to Melvin Theuma and Vince Muscat.