Haiti’s head prosecutor invites Prime Minister over ex-President Moise’s death.

Written by on September 12, 2021

Haiti’s head prosecutor has invited Prime Minister Ariel Henry to explain his connection to the main suspect in the killing of President Jovenel Moise.

President Moise was assassinated when gunmen stormed his home on 7 July.

Prosecutor Bedford Claude said that Mr Henry had multiple phone calls with suspect Joseph Felix Badio just hours after the assassination.

Mr Claude said Mr Henry was being “invited” to attend, as he did not have the authority to officially summon him.

In a letter to the prime minister, Mr Claude emphasised that his invitation was optional, but said that it was justified given what he called a “case of extreme gravity for the nation”.

The hearing at the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince is due to take place at 1000 on Tuesday.

Investigators have reportedly alleged that Mr Badio, a former official with the Ministry of Justice, may have been involved in co-ordinating the killing. He has not publicly commented on these claims.

Credit: BBC

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