Assistant Police Commissioner to testify in public inquiry into Daphne’s murder

Updated 08:17 AM
Ian Abdilla outside depot

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The public inquiry into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia continued on Friday morning behind closed doors. The inquiry is to determine whether the state and authorities could have done more to save Daphne Caruana Galizia’s life.

The next court sitting will be on Wednesday 1st July at 9:30 am and the former Economic Crimes Unit chief, assistant police commissioner Ian Abdilla is expected to testify.

Highlights from the last court sitting:

  • Police Inspector Kurt Zahra told the Board of Inquiry that the murder probe “has widened”
  • The Police Economic Crimes Unit only joined the murder probe after Melvin Theuma’s involvement was flagged
  • Zahra told the Board that murder suspect Yorgen Fenech knew by December 2016 about that the general election would be held next year
  • Footage from 16 October 2017 contradicts claims made by disgraced former OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri under oath who said that he was with then Prime Minister Joseph Muscat when they were informed about Caruana Galizia’s assassination
  • Before Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed, Mario Philip Azzopardi had submitted a script of a drama play titled Min qatel lil Daphne? to be considered by the Manoel Theatre board which was refused