Haiti's attorney general on Tuesday asked a judge to accuse Prime Minister Ariel Henry of the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse and asked the authorities to prohibit him from leaving the country.
Prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude filed the warrant the same day that he asked Henry to meet with him to explain why a key suspect in Moïse's murder called him twice a few hours after the murder.
"There are enough compromising elements ... to prosecute Henry and request his direct indictment," Claude wrote in the court order.
Claude said the calls were made at 4:03 a.m. and 4:20 a.m. on July 7, adding that evidence shows that the suspect, Joseph Badio, was in the vicinity of Moïse's home at the time. .
According to the EFE agency, the prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude sent another letter to the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration, to prevent Henry from leaving the country "due to serious assassinations" of President Moise.
The assassination case is currently in the hands of Judge Orélien, who is the only competent authority to call witnesses or defendants to testify or to decide who is suspected of the murder.
The Haitian authorities have reported that 44 people are in preventive detention for the murder, including 18 Colombians accused of being part of the command that murdered Moise, in addition to 12 policemen who made up the president's security force, who did not react to the attack.