Keith Schembri to face public inquiry board on Monday

Keith Schembri
Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Former OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri has been summoned to appear before the public inquiry board on Monday.

The public inquiry is tasked to determine whether the state did all it could to prevent the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

On Thursday, was informed that Keith Schembri, was again called in for questioning by officials of the economic crimes unit within the Police Force. According to sources, Schembri was interrogated between 12 pm and 5.45 pm.

Keith Schembri was already called for questioning on the 11th of November, a day after former Minister Konrad Mizzi was also interrogated by the Police.

According to reports, the interrogation in November followed also messages between Mizzi and Yorgen Fenech, which were lifted from Fenech’ phone. Fenech is being accused of complicity in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

According to the same sources the reason for questioning in November was related to financial crimes that could include kick-backs and money laundering.

Keith Schembri always denied any wrongdoing.

Last Friday former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat gave is testimony before the inquiry board, being the most high profile person to testify.

The inquiry board is made up of Judge Emeritus Michael Mallia, who is chairing the inquiry board, and Chief Justice Emeritus Joseph Said Pullicino and Judge Abigail Lofaro.