Yorgen Fenech, who is accused of being the mastermind behind the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, confirmed on oath that he was informed beforehand with the raid that the Police intended to carry out in December 2017 to arrest the persons who allegedly were involved in the murder, and that he was informed that his telephone was tapped by the security service.
Fenech testified that when he was arrested in the lock-up, Inspector Keith Arnaud allegedly told him to be responsible and to be careful whom he involves. He said that he took this to mean not to mention the former Chief of Staff Keith Schembri.
Fenech gave his evidence in Court this morning during the hearing of the Constitutional case he filed for Inspector Arnaud to be removed from the investigation, because of the links he claims Arnaud has with Keith Schembri.
In his testimony, Yorgen Fenech said that Keith Schembri had told him he had a very good relationship with Inspector Arnaud, and that he would keep up updated on his case. He also said that Schembri told him that Arnaud had asked him to find a job for his wife.
Questioned about the relationship between himself and Keith Schembri, Yorgen Fenech said that they were practically brothers. Yorgen Fenech said that Keith Schembri had given him information prior to the arrests and also on the date when the Degiorgio brothers and Vince Muscat would be arrested.
Fenech added that the photograph published in the newspapers last week, showing Keith Schembri and the middleman Melvin Theuma at Castille, was found at his office, together with the job contract that Theuma was given with the government on condition that he will not be forced to report for work.