The Maltese prime minister’s chief of staff has resigned as police continued their investigation into the 2017 car bomb assassination of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told reporters Tuesday that Keith Schembri resigned as chief of staff. The announcement came shortly after local media reported that Schembri was being questioned in connection with the case.
MALTA BUSINESSMAN ARRESTED ON YACHT IN CONNECTION TO KILLING OF JOURNALIST DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA
Police sources confirmed to Reuters that investigators were questioning Schembri, but didn’t elaborate.
He is believed to have audio recordings that can provide details about the murder and who ordered it, but sources have told Malta Today that he has yet to provide any evidence tying a specific person to the assassination.
Fenech, a leading hotelier and director of the Maltese power company, is also seeking a pardon in exchange for information, according to local media.