Yorgen Fenech will be charged in court tonight, ten days after he was arrested in connection with the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia as he tried to flee Malta.
The charge sheet against Fenech is not known at this stage but he is the police’s main suspect in their case against the murdered journalist.
Fenech’s request for a pardon in return for damning information implicating the Prime Minister’s former chief of staff Keith Schembri was shot down by Cabinet earlier this week.
Yesterday, Fenech appeared in court for a prohibitory injunction he filed to remove chief homicide inspector Keith Arnaud from the Daphne Caruana Galizia case on the grounds of his alleged closeness to Keith Schembri.
His lawyers Marion Camilleri and Gianluca Caruana Curran claimed that the businessman is in possession of recordings and a contract implicating Schembri, as well as a photo of the former chief of staff in Castille with alleged middleman Melvin Theuma. The grainy photo has since been published by MaltaToday.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat warned that he received a blackmail message warning Fenech would implicate that he had two telephone calls with him some months back unless he advised in favour of a pardon for him.
Muscat denied that these calls were ever made and reported this message to the police. However, he didn’t clarify who sent him this threat and how it was sent.
The Prime Minister is expected to resign shortly after Fenech’s arraignment, with sources informing Lovin Malta that a PBS crew visited Castille, presumably to record his resignation message.