The arrest of Godson Orelus is illegal, says his lawyer Eugène Pierre-Louis
Attorney Eugene Pierre-Louis, representing former Haitian Police Chief says his client was arrested illegally. Magistrate Dieunel Lumerant sent Godson Orelus to jail after a hearing held last Friday in the coastal city of St-Marc.
The lawyer reveals he has already sent a request for the release of his client citing abuse of power by the investigating judge.
According Mr. Pierre-Louis, the former commander-in-chief of Haiti’s National Police was not indicted in this case, but was simply auditioned for a second time as a witness. “My client is always willing to cooperate with te justice system” added Pierre-Louis.
Attorney Eugene Pierre-Louis rejects the charges brought against his client who in 2015 had signed two authorizations allowing “Global Dynasty CORPS S.A” to purchase firearms and ammunition.
He says that the former Director General of the Haitian National Police left office in April 2016 and the weapons in question were confiscated by the customs authorities in September 2016.