The alleged assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moise are the retired Colombian military, said on Friday, July 9, the South American country’s defense minister Diego Molano Aponte in Twitter…
“In connection with the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, today Interpol officially requested information from the Colombian government and the National Police on the alleged perpetrators of this crime. According to preliminary information, these are Colombian citizens, retired members of the National Army, ”the statement reads.
The minister noted that the police and the army were instructed to immediately assist the investigation.
On July 8, the country’s minister for voting and inter-party relations, Mathias Pierre, announced that the detachment of mercenaries who killed Haitian President Jovenel Moise consisted of 26 people. After the head of the country’s national police, Leon Charles said that the identities of 28 suspects in the murder of the politician had been identified. At the same time, eight suspects are still on the run.
According to law enforcement agencies, six suspects were detained in Haiti in the case of the murder of the president, and seven were killed during police operations.
According to information Associated Press, one of the detainees is a US citizen who worked as a “head of bodyguards” at the Canadian Embassy.
On the night of July 7, Haitian President Jovenel Moise, who headed the state since 2017, was fatally wounded during an attack by unknown assailants on his residence.
In connection with the incident, Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced the introduction of martial law on the territory of the republic. He will also lead the country until the election of the president.
Presidential and parliamentary elections in Haiti are scheduled for September 26.