Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Haiti: 17 people arrested over assassination of President

A total of 17 people have so far been arrested in connection to the assassination of President Jovenel Moise of Haiti.

The 17 comprised of two Americans and 15 Colombians and were revealed to the public in a live televised event by interim police chief Leon Charles at Port-au-Prince. Charles continued by confirming that three of the suspects in the incident have been shot dead with eight others going into hiding.

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Diego Molano, the Colombian Defence Minister also confirmed that the 15 suspects are former army officers from the country. They had visible injuries as they sat on the floor during the parade.

A number of weapons were also recovered including a sledgehammer, machetes, mobile phones, and Colombian passports among many others. Houses of other suspects have currently been surrounded by armed police.

President Jovenel Moise was killed on Wednesday after an armed Spanish-speaking group posing as officers from DEA attacked his private residence spraying him 12 bullets.

His wife sustained serious gunshot injuries and was rushed to Miami for specialized treatment. Their daughter who was at the house hid in her brother’s room. According to the police, the suspects are well-trained individuals.

A crowd of people gathered around one of the police stations demanding the release of the suspects so that they can kill them. They also demanded justice for their beloved President.

The Taiwan government also confirmed the arrest of 11 other suspects at their Embassy after taking refugees there without their knowledge.

Several world leaders have condemned the attack including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with President Joe Biden calling for thorough investigation until they get to the bottom of the issue.

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