This is a developing story.
Last Friday, Police Commissioner Angelo Gafa was summoned to a meeting at the Ministry of Interior that took around two hours. During this meeting, an unnamed official from the Ministry advised Police Commissioner Angelo Gafa to refrain from “dramatic action” on Joseph Muscat. The message was clear that Prime Minister Robert Abela doesn’t want Joseph Muscat to be arrested. I am told that the Minister, Byron Camilleri was not present for this meeting but I still need to confirm this, and he may have communicated with Gafa after the meeting.
Meanwhile, I am also told that Konrad Mizzi left for London en route to Dubai.
Joseph Muscat is still in Malta.
The legal situation is very clear after the damming report by the National Auditor. The National Auditor is putting the blame directly on Joseph Muscat, Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi for the fraudulent public hospitals deal.
The Police’s investigation doesn’t even need to be substantial at this stage, because the court’s verdict and the report by the national auditor themselves are enough evidence to put Joseph Muscat, Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi under arrest and arraign them to court – Police Commissioner Angelo Gafa knows this very well, however he is giving in to Robert Abela’s pressure to give up the case.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Robert Abela accused the Opposition of terrorism for demanding police investigations and court arraignments.