Published On: Thu, Dec 5th, 2013

Security officers guarding Pretu committed fraud

Nelson NavarroWILLEMSTAD - The guard who kept watch on the night that the 27-year-old Luigi "Pretu 'Florentina committed suicide, is suspected of fraud. A few hours before Pretu committed suicide, the security officer on guard did not check the inmate’s cell. However, the log file that is recorded when an audit is performed, says something else. This is according to Justice Minister Nelson Navarro during a press conference in Fort Amsterdam.

There is a criminal investigation started against the prison guard. On September 6 Pretu hanged himself in his cell at the detention center in Barber. He was one of the accused in the murder case Wiels. Shortly after the suicide, a committee was set up for a fact-finding. It became known that the Justice Department has failed in Pretu’s security. According to the committee the entire management lacked the knowledge and the staff was not qualified and did not receive any instruction.

The final section and toxicology report from the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) has shown that Pretu was killed by asphyxiation. There is no question of toxicological influences. The Justice Department is still waiting for the final report of the Investigation Team.

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