Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi, the lawyer of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family, has named Kenneth Camilleri as the OPM staff member who fronted the offer to bail out the three men charged with carrying out the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and to pay each of them €3 million.
Earlier, Melvin Theuma, the suspected middleman in the case who has been granted a presidential pardon in exchange for information, said that a “Kenneth from Castille” passed on the message during an unannounced meeting at Theuma’s home.
Theuma believes that during their discussion ‘Kenneth’ called up Keith Schembri before informing him of the €3 million bail, believed to be an attempt to buy the men’s silence.
Writing on social media, Azzopardi said:
“Joseph Muscat: What did Kenneth Camilleri, your ex-security and ex-PC1019, go do in Libya with Neville Gafà?”
“What interest does he has to offer €3 million to keep the mouths of Daphne’s killers silent?”
“From where was he going to get these millions?”
Camilleri was a police officer before being appointed to the Malta Security Services by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in 2013.
As revealed by Azzopardi, Camilleri also accompanied Neville Gafa, an OPM employee, during a mysterious visit to Libya.
He served for Muscat till 2019. It is unclear where Camilleri is currently employed but Lovin Malta is informed that he is working at Transport Malta, which falls under Minister Ian Borg’s political responsibility.
Theuma’s links to the government don’t stop there. He testified today that he was given a false government job moments after meeting Schembri at Castille. This meeting took place a few days after Theuma arranged the price for the assassination.
To this day, he still has no idea what the job entailed.