Tue, 28 Sep 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Haitian police on Friday accused former Supreme Court judge Wendelle Coq-Thelot of having met with Colombian mercenaries accused of killing President Jovenel Moise.

Haitian police issued an arrest warrant this week for Coq-Thelot. She was ousted from the Supreme Court in February when Moise said a coup was being planned against him.

Coq-Thelot's whereabouts remain unknown.

Colombian mercenaries and Haitian-Americans arrested in the wake of Moise's murder said they had met Coq-Thelot, according to

Inspector General Marie Michelle Verrier, spokesperson for the National Police of Haiti.

"Several of them have indicated that they have been to Mrs. Coq's home twice," Verrier told reporters, as quoted by Reuters. "These people gave to (police) details of documents signed during the meetings at Mrs. Coq's home."

Police have since raided Coq-Thelot's home, as well as other residences she owns in the countryside, Verrier said. A wanted poster for Coq Wandelle is also being circulated.

Haitian officials have blamed a squad of primarily Colombian mercenaries, three of whom were killed by police, for killing Moise in his home on July 7.

Also, a top presidential security official was arrested on Tuesday.


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