Governor of Rio de Janeiro stated that anyone who says otherwise is being frivolous; crime happened in March 2018
It is not possible to guarantee that all the answers not yet given about the murder of the councilor Marielle Franco are effectively presented to society and the family. The assessment was made this Tuesday by the governor of the Rio de Janeiro, Claudio Castro. In recent days, many changes and news around this case, which still does not answer the two main questions: who ordered the death of Marielle Franco and what was the motivation for the crime. Cláudio Castro stated that he does not have access to data related to the investigation, so he does not know if it will be possible to deliver the desired answers to society and to Marielle’s family. Anyone who says otherwise, according to him, would be being frivolous.
“I can’t answer that for the simple fact that I’m not part of the process. It’s in secret from Justice. It would be a crime if I spoke. I would be making bravado, which is another thing that was never in my profile.” This week, two prosecutors in the Marielle Franco case asked to be removed from office because they were dissatisfied with the conduct of the investigations. First, civil police would be negotiating an award-winning collaboration agreement with the militiaman’s widow Adriano da Nóbrega without their knowledge. Second, the prosecutors are said to have learned that a police chief, recently arrested accused of charging bribes from merchants in the mountainous region, had illegally and irregularly accessed part of the investigations into the murder of Marielle and driver Anderson Gomes, which took place in March 2018.
*With information from reporter Rodrigo Viga