Haiti’s national police on Sunday announced that they have arrested a Haitian doctor living in Florida, United States of America, as he is suspected to be the mastermind of President Jovenel Moise’s murder.
TOS News reported last Wednesday how a group of unidentified people, including some speaking Spanish shot him dead at his private residence and his wife, Martine suffered bullet injuries.
According to Leon Charles, the police chief, the reasons for the attack remain unclear.
Charles revealed at a news conference that the suspected killers called the doctor after the attack and evidence was found in his apartment.
He said the doctor recently arrived in the country on a private plane to seize the presidency.
According to the police chief, the Haitian doctor allegedly hired Colombian mercenaries through a private Venezuelan security firm in Florida.
The 63-year-old is the third American resident of Haitian origin and the 21st person overall to be arrested as a suspect in the murder case.
The other two detainees also reportedly lived in Florida.
The Police disclosed that 26 Colombian mercenaries were involved in the president’s assassination overall, three were killed, 18 suspects have been detained, while the police are still searching for five.
The police chief also met with High-ranking U.S. officials who are expected to help with the case on Sunday.