Four of the nineteen Colombian mercenaries captured in Haiti for participating in the assassination of the president of that country, Jovenel Moïse, gave their testimony about what happened on July 7.
Exclusively, Noticias Caracol revealed the audios of these confessions given by the ex-military and in which they relate how the crime would have occurred and the possible perpetrators behind the atrocious murder.
These are the voices of Captain (r) Germán Rivera García; Sergeant (r) Jheyner Carmona Flórez; Sergeant (r) Ángel Yarce Sierra; and the soldier (r) Naiser Franco Castañeda; who would be the main protagonists of the attack.
In what was portrayed by the news, Joseph Félix Badio, a former official of the Ministry of Justice of Haiti, gave the order to Captain Rivera to undertake this criminal operation that ended with the assassination of the president.
“He said that everyone had to be killed. They are all the police, the president’s security, everyone who is inside the house, who had to be killed, “said Rivera, who apparently was the leader of the group of mercenaries under the alias of ‘Mike’.
Jheyner Carmona, in his testimony, corroborated the order that Rivera gave him. “Mike did say that it was time to go in and kill everyone, it was time to kill all the policemen, rather, if there was even a pet, kill the pet, that there could be no witnesses, they sold us the idea that that was the order of arrest, which was an arrest warrant, but Mike told us it was time to peel the president, “said the retired sergeant.
The newscast also revealed that this group of mercenaries, before committing the crime, met at the home of a drug trafficker in Port-au-Prince, who was also in charge of obtaining the weapons for the coup. “I believe that there were no more 16 weapons, between 15 and 16 weapons, in fact, not all the men had weapons,” added Carmona in his testimony.
On July 7 in the early morning hours, this group of mercenaries mobilized in six vehicles and was accompanied by two Haitians and four local policemen.
“The first shots are heard when we are with the police at the second security post. As they started shooting at us from the house, we went walking, no longer in the vehicles as planned, ”Rivera said.
Once they arrived at the door of the presidential house, they assured that they were received with gunshots. “We began to receive shots, then everyone went into some walls, there was crossfire, because we were not going to let ourselves be killed,” Carmona revealed.
They entered Moïse’s house through a door that was open when the plan included bringing a polisher to force entry and enter. “We entered the house and on the first floor we turned to the left, there was a kind of living room, like a conference table, a large table, and in the background a bathroom, and there were between four and five policemen lying down but alive, some comrades kept making sure and they had weapons there and they simply did not use it ”, was the testimony of Sergeant Carmona.
In this exclusive from Noticias Caracol, it was also revealed that it was the ex-military Victor Pineda who shot Moïse, as the soldier (r) Naiser Franco Castañeda said: “They say it was Pineda. They listened to himself. He is extremely worried, that boy has no peace ”.
Former sergeant Carmona also said that Pineda was the one who shot the president. “I want you to simply write a surname there and you are already investigating it to see if it is true or not: Pineda,” he said.
The newscast also put together the puzzle of what happened after the president was assassinated. Once Moïse fell, the Colombian mercenaries focused on money, because before the coup they had been told that the president had between 18 and 45 million dollars in his house.
“From then on everything calmed down and they began to take some suitcases out into the hall (…) I even took those, the suitcases to the car,” said Castañeda. Apparently, with that money the ex-Colombian soldiers were going to be paid, but in addition to the money they would have taken documents and the security camera recording system.
Mercenaries were also talked about deception, because according to the plan, as it was a coup, after this they would have to go to the presidential palace where the supposed new president of Haiti would take office and the ex-military would become his personal guard. .
“Capador took us to the palace, because in the palace they were going to protect us there, and the police were there and they were going to protect us,” said Sergeant (r) Yarce Sierra. He added in his testimony what came later, and that is that the island’s police blocked the roads with a tank in order to capture the mercenaries, who had to take refuge in a house.
There they waited until hours in the afternoon waiting for a supposed rescue that they had been promised but this never came. The Haitian police began to shoot tear gas and later to shoot to get those responsible for the assassination of the president out.
“That was total madness, that listening and receiving so much impact, so much lead. That was pretty scary for everyone there, you feel very scared. They gave to the doors, they gave to the walls ”, said Carmona.
In that operation Miguel Guillermo Garzón, Mauricio Javier Romero and Duberney Capador died, the latter was the one who recruited all the mercenaries.
Haitian politicians peppered
Noticias Caracol also exposed the sections of the testimonies where they talk about the characters that would be behind this crime.
“Sanon is not a politician, he is a doctor and pastor of a church. Then in CTU they told him that there was the possibility, that a government plan had to be made so that that would be his proposal in his aspirations to be president, ”revealed the former Colombian military officer, Germán Rivera.
It tells of Emannuel Sanon, arrested for the conspiracy to assassinate Jovenel Moïse and who became one of the first suspects.
In what was revealed by the news, the statements, Sanon and Diamante (Windelle Coq, a former judge dismissed by Moïse himself in February this year) had no real options of coming to power.
“We have the second in command, Jovenel is knocked down and the prime minister remains and they don’t even have to make an escape plan because the prime minister was going to protect them. And instead of protecting them, he betrayed them, set them a trap and after half an hour he had already said that they were Colombian, without any investigation and without anything, “said one of those involved. And he added: “Instead of having Sanon, they had the first min … the second in command in that country.”