Present Haitian authorities identified the suspect as Christian Emmanuel Sanon
La arrest of a Haitian businessman living in Florida and that, according to the authorities, he was one of the main actors in the assassination of the president of Haiti, Jovenel Mose, Monday deepened the mystery in a plot that was already convoluted around the assassination.
Haitian authorities identified the suspect as Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 62, who once expressed the desire to lead his country in a video posted on YouTube. However, it is unknown in the political circles of the nation, and his associates suggested that he was deceived by those truly responsible for the assassination of President Mose, perpetrated last week in an attack that left his wife wounded, Martine, who remains hospitalized in Miami.
A friend of Sanon’s in Florida commented to The Associated Press that the detainee is an evangelical Christian pastor and licensed physician in Haiti, but not in the United States. The relative, who spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons, said that Sanon told him that he had been contacted by people who claimed to represent the departments of State and Justice of the United States who wanted to install him as president of the Caribbean nation.
He said the plan was for Mose to be arrested, not murdered, and that Sanon would not have participated if he had known that the president would lose his life.
“I guarantee that”, the friend pointed out. “This was supposed to be a mission to save Haiti from hell, with the support of the US government.”
The Chief of the Haitian National Police, Len Charles, said that Mose’s killers protect Sanon, whom he accused of working with those who planned the assassination.
Charles said authorities found a cap with the logo of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), 20 boxes of bullets, weapon parts, four license plates from the Dominican Republic, two cars and correspondence, among other things, at Sanon’s home in Haiti.
Twenty-six former Colombian soldiers are suspected of the murder and 23 have been arrested, along with three Haitians. Charles said five suspects remain at large and that at least three were killed.