Melvin Theuma hospitalized; Unrelated to self-harm incident, Police say

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

State witness Melvin Theuma has been hospitalized on Sunday, the police have confirmed.

Theuma who claims of having acted as go between paying three men who are accused of planting the car bomb, allegedly on the orders of Fenech, was hospitalized on 21 July after being found injured in his Swieqi home, with the police reporting that he sustained stab wounds which appeared to be self-inflicted.

In a statement on Sunday, the police said that his hospitalization was unrelated to the incident on 21 July.

Theuma is receiving treatment at Mater Dei Hospital.

Theuma had been granted a presidential pardon to turn state’s evidence last December, when he was arrested over a money laundering charge. He admitted to being a go between in the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, and his testimony has served to implicate then-Tumas Group CEO Yorgen Fenech, who stands accused of calling the murder.