Moise Murder Investigation; Haiti Arrests Top Security Chief

Written by on July 27, 2021

Haitian police have arrested the head of Jovenel Moise’s security team as part of the on-going investigation into the president’s July 7 assassination.

Security chief Jean Laguel Civil is suspected of involvement in the plot that saw Moise killed at his home in the middle of the night by armed commandos who bypassed the president’s guards without firing a shot.

Civil has been placed in solitary confinement at a prison in Delmas, near the capital, Port-au-Prince.

“I can confirm that Jean Laguel Civil was arrested Monday by police as part of the investigation into the assassination of president Jovenel Moise,” police spokeswoman Marie Michelle Verrier told reporters.

Civil’s lawyer, Reynold Georges also confirmed his arrest to newsmen on Monday. He called his client’s arrest politically motivated.

It was not immediately clear if Civil had been charged with anything.

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