The provincial prosecutor of Pichincha, Alberto Santillán, accompanies the operation.
Agents of the Prosecutor’s Office with the assist of police personnel carried out a number of raids on the morning of this Tuesday, November 23, in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas.
In the interventions that have been replicated on the headquarters of the Tsáchila Prefecture and different properties, proof associated to an alleged crime of embezzlement was sought in a contract for a highway work in that province. The tackle of the prefect of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Johanna Núñez, was one of many 4 actual property seized.
Polibio Flores, trustee of the Prefecture of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, confirmed that one of many locations raided was additionally a dependency of the provincial authorities (workplace of the prefect), and that extra particulars of the method might be given when these proceedings are completed.
On Tuesday morning, the brokers analyzed documentation associated to the highway work contract, it was indicated. Some staff have been posted on the gates of entry to the Prefecture to study concerning the operation.
“Once the process is complete, we will offer the proper information in this regard, because we do not know the investigation … We, as the Prefecture, do not have the necessary arguments about what is being investigated,” mentioned Flores and thought of that the case is a “persecution politics”.
The official indicated that they wanted the documentation with the notification relating to the judicial processes which can be initiated after the raids carried out by the Prosecutor’s Office.
The operation started after 10:00 on Tuesday, November 23. Detainees weren’t reported.
Declaration of prefect
What Show politician and media, Johanna Núñez, prefect of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, described the raids carried out by the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) to his home and his workplace of the Provincial Council.
The investigation carried out by the FGE, and which Núñez indicated that he was instructed was reserved, is expounded to the rehabilitation of the KFC highway to La Unión del Toachi, a route of about 15 kilometers.
That work, mentioned the Prefecture, was executed after a authorized drawback existed, a contract with two firms given by the final two prefects that preceded it, and with out financing.
She mentioned that in the mean time the work is 60% full, and that she regrets that she is being questioned as a consequence of persecution, however that she is going to defend herself in legislation in a criticism that she hopes might be carried out inside due course of.
“I was at my house when the Prosecutor’s Office arrived, we have provided all the facilities of the case, they reviewed absolutely everything, taking my personal iPad, my cell phone, my husband’s cell phone and some documentation that they found in my house,” mentioned Núñez , which additionally thought of this investigation as a “persecution” in opposition to him.
Flores added that till Tuesday afternoon there isn’t any formal notification from the Prosecutor’s Office relating to the kind of crime being investigated, nor the situations during which these investigations will happen.
“Apparently a judicial process has been carried out right this moment that seeks, in citation marks, to gather proof, shield in order that these proof should not destroyed and that was the explanation for the raid, I have to additionally report that the paperwork which were collected by Prosecutor’s Office have been public paperwork ”, declared Flores. (I)