Thake asked to give evidence over claims Yorgen bribed PN to thwart Casa re-election

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Nationalist Party MP David Thake has been summoned to testify in the magisterial inquiry called to look into allegations that Daphne Caruana Galizia murder suspect Yorgen Fenech offered the party money in exchange for thwarting David Casa’s re-election to the European Parliament.

Thake had made such a suggestion during an appearance on Xarabank in June 2019, accusing MP Kristy Debono and Pierre Portelli of being close to Fenech in the process.

Since then, Melvin Theuma, a state witness in the murder case, testified Fenech had offered the PN €50,000. Keith Schembri, the chief of staff to disgraced former PM Joseph Muscat, made a similar claim when it was his turn to testify.

The PN has denied the claims, but the police asked for a magisterial inquiry on 18 June, a day after Theuma’s testimony.

The inquiry is being led by Doreen Clarke, and on his Facebook page, Thake revealed that she asked him to give evidence on Thursday afternoon.