Melvin Theuma was employed within the Family Ministry on the day Joseph Muscat announced a snap election in 2017, it has emerged.
His contract of work was published by Xarabank this evening after Theuma spoke in court as the middleman in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Theuma was employed as a messenger/driver within the Housing Maintenance and Embellishment Company, a government-owned enterprise, according to the published document.
Theuma, who was not otherwise paid for the murder, told court this morning that he was given the job shortly after confirming the price to hire Caruana Galizia’s killers.
He said he had received a call from Yorgen Fenech, who had tasked him with the assassination. Fenech told him to expect a call from the Office of the Prime Minister’s head of customer care Sandro Craus.
Craus called later, offering Theuma an appointment with then Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister Keith Schembri. He then met Schembri in Castille and was given a job at the Family Ministry.
Theuma said he began to receive monthly cheques for this job but never actually reported to work. The payments stopped three months after the general election.
“I still have no idea what the job was,” Theuma told the court.
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