The injustice being committed with regard to those accused of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder continues to be manifested.
The Times of Malta on Tuesday 19th April 2022 carried the news that Daniel Muka the person involved in the Sliema double murders could end going out on bail on the grounds that the period within which the Advocate of the Republic should have indicted Muka lapsed without the said office having issued formal charges so that Muka can stand trail. Should this indictment not be presented in Court within the time frame established by law, automatically Daniel Muka is free to leave prison.
Thus, we have here a foreigner who potentially can be granted bail if the Advocate General is not in time to issue the bill of indictment. One needs to remember that Muka has allegedly committed this double murdered while he was on bail after having been charged of having assaulted policemen.
What this case has shown is that we have in Malta the Office of the State Advocate as well as that of the Republic who appear not to be concerned that a foreigner could escape from Malta or can commit more crimes while on bail! So far, after all these long months, the Office of the Advocate General has not found the time to present the bill of indictment. Let’s hope that this is issued after the media spoke out.
How very different from Yorgen Fenech’s compilation of evidence! In his case, so zealous was the Office of the Advocate of the Republic, that it went so far as to present the bill of indictment while the compilation of evidence was still ongoing and without the defence being allowed to cross-examine according to law.
It is now amply clear that there are reasons that go beyond justice for those accused of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder to be denied bail.
Readers should bear in mind that Muka was caught hiding arms in his prison cell. Yet in Muka’s case there seemed to be no concern from both the State Advocate and the Advocate of the Republic that he could run away from the island once out on bail.
Nevertheless, a number of our judges, who strut about vaunting their impartiality, reek more than the sewage at the Valley of Għammieq. They choose to believe the lies and idiocies presented by certain lawyers linked with the State because it suits them.