Lassana alleged murder weapon to be sent to Netherlands Forensic Institute

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The weapon which was allegedly used by Francesco Fenech and Lorin Scicluna to kill Lassana Cisse Souleymane in Birżebbugia last April is being sent to the Netherlands for some ballistic tests.

Magistrate Ian Farrugia handed down a decree ordering this this morning, as a result of the Prosecution’s request last July for the Court to appoint a ballistics expert to examine and test the firearm found in Scicluna’s possession. A comparative analysis of the round and cartridge cases found at the scene of the crime and inside the victim’s body would follow.

Therefore, the firearm CZ P10 is being sent to the Institute of Forensics in the Netherlands. A Maltese police officer will accompany the weapon to the Netherlands and hand it over to the experts.

Ex-AFM officers 21 year old Francesco Fenech and 22 year old Lorin Scicluna are being accused of murdering 42 year old Souleymane, hailing from the Ivory Coast. They are currently out on bail.

Inspector Keith Arnaud is prosecuting.

Lawyers Franco Debono, Kris Busietta and Julian Farrugia are defence counsel to Lorin Scicluna. Lawyers Giannella DeMarco and Stephen Tonna Lowell are defence counsel to Francesco Fenech.