Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will be asked to testify by the lawyers of one of the men charged with the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, Sunday Times of Malta has reported.
Lawyer Arthur Azzopardi, who is defending Vince Muscat, has reportedly drawn up a list of witnesses his client intends to call in the upcoming murder trial. Muscat is included in this list, as are his chief of staff Keith Schembri, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici, Attorney General Peter Grech and Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar.
It is unknown at this stage why Azzopardi believes the Prime Minister’s testimony could help his client.
Vince Muscat, along with brothers George and Alfred Degiorgio, were arrested in December 2017 and charged with the murder of Caruana Galizia. Sunday Times of Malta reported today that police have identified a “major businessman” as the potential mastermind behind the murder but are awaiting rock solid evidence before arresting him.
Quoting sources close to the investigation, The Times said the police are “quite certain by now that Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered because of what she wrote or what she was about to reveal.