The Ministry of Justice and Public Security informs the general public and the press in particular that, following the report of the Commission of Inquiry dispatched by the Ministry in the jurisdiction of Gonaives, the Head of the Public Prosecutor at the Court of First Instance that court, Me. Enock Géné GENELUS was dismissed for acting as parquetier on an already uploaded file to the investigating office. Such intervention is contrary to the principle of separation of functions of prosecution and investigation.

The Ministry intends to ensure that the prosecution officers at all levels of jurisdiction, exercise their role of prosecution in respect of the law and the rules of procedure. Moreover, it is in this sense that at least five circulars were sent to the various floors of the Republic in order to draw their attention to the rule of law in the exercise of their functions.

The MJSP renews its commitment to strengthen the floors for better functioning of the criminal chain.

Me. Pierre-Richard Casimir