The Malta Independent 6 August 2020, Thursday

Updated: Keith Schembri summoned by police again on Melvin Theuma phantom job

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 17:40 Last update: about 9 months ago

Keith Schembri spoke to the police again on Sunday, detailing what he knew about the phantom job given to a middleman connected to the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

He was released in the evening.

Schembri was in police custody also on Saturday as the police widened their investigations after Melvin Theuma testified in court that he had been given a job with the government and, although he never turned up for it, he received a salary for several months.


Schembri was again questioned by the police on Sunday.

The job was given just before the 2017 election, at the same time that the plot for the assassination of the journalist was hatched. The job ended the following August.

Theuma was granted a presidential pardon to provide details on how he acted as a middleman between businessman Yorgen Fenech and the three men who executed the investigative journalist on October 16, 2017.  

This is the third time that Schembri was questioned by police. His first arrest was on the day he submitted his resignation, 26 November, when he was named as being involved in the murder of the journalist. He had then been released without charge. The second time was on Saturday.

The police have already questioned Theuma and also called in the OPM’s head of customer care, Sandro Craus, who was the person who called Theuma to bring him in for a meeting with Schembri. 

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