Published On: Thu, Sep 19th, 2013

Committee fact finding death Pretu installed

NavarroWILLEMSTAD – The committee which will investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of the key witness in the murder of the late political leader, Helmin Wiels, was installed on September 19 of this year. This is according to the Minister of Justice, Nelson Navarro.

The committee consists of four members: former Prime Suzy Römer, project leader detention center (SDKK) Tom Golstein, former Ombudsman Fred Wheel and Hans Merkus from the Netherlands. Minister Navarro indicated that he has requested his Dutch counterpart Minister Opstelten to send Mr. Merkus to help in this case. Hans Merkus has a vast experience in investigating cases like this in the Netherlands.

Pretu was not only a key witness in the assassination of Helmin Wiels but he was also a suspect in the murder case of Bolle who, according to authorities, murdered the late politician. Pretu hanged himself earlier this month in his prison cell at Barber.

It is not yet known when the committee has to report but according to the Minister this will not take long.

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