Yorgen Fenech’s attempt to remove Inspector Keith Arnaud from the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder through a prohibitory injunction has been withdrawn.
Fenech, who has been charged with the assassination, and his lawyers had argued that Arnaud should be removed from the investigation, namely that the inspector has been acting under the influence of former Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Schembri.
The reasons why the injunction was filed were outlined in a Lovin Malta report. However, two notable cases were Arnaud’s wife being granted a job at Infrastructure Malta on Schembri’s request, and Arnaud having provided Schembri with updates on the murder investigation.
In the first sitting last Friday, sensational details emerged including that photo (which has since been published) existed between Melvin Theuma, the suspected middleman, and Schembri.
The police have argued that Arnaud had been working for two years on the case and had expert knowledge of its detail. They said that just because the prosecution wishes for the inspector should be removed, doesn’t mean he should be.
However, while the case was expected to continue, Lawyer Marion Camilleri said that the injunction no longer applied since Fenech has been arraigned. The constitutional case over the issue will still go on.