Keith Schembri has been called back into the Police depot in Floriana for questioning today in relation to the government employment of Melvin Theuma.
Schembri reportedly entered the depot at around noon today to answer questions that have arisen since it was revealed that Theuma, the suspected middleman in the planned plot to assassinate Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, was given employment with the government shortly after arranging the price.
Though the government denied employing Theuma, it was revealed that he was indeed employed in a specific role – messenger/driver at the Housing Maintenance Embellishment Co Ltd, a government company that falls under the Family Ministry.
Theuma himself said he had no idea what his job was and never went into work after being officially employed in 2017. His employment lasted four months, and he reportedly made €1,200 a month in this role.
The police have reportedly spoken to a number of individuals about Theuma’s four-month government job, including Tony Muscat, the former executive of the government department Theuma worked for, as well as Sandro Craus, the head of customer care for the government.
Both of these men have since hinted at Schembri having pressured them into giving Theuma the job.