The former Legal Coordinator of the Ministry of Justice, Jéssica Jaramillo, revealed the morning of Wednesday, the existence of a third report on the assassination of General Jorge Gabela, whose existence was unknown. In a press conference, Jaramillo said he had been notified by the Comptroller General of the State with a predetermination of civil liability for “having paid for a product that does not exist.”
Jaramillo has affirmed today that said report does exist and was delivered by the expert to the Interinstitutional Committee, created by Executive Decree, to address this issue. It is a third report that was to be delivered by the Argentine expert Roberto Meza, hired to determine the motive for the crime of General Gabela, murdered at his home in 2010.
Gabela had been General Commander of the FAE, and in that capacity he had denounced irregularities in the purchase of seven Dhruv helicopters in 2008. Gabela’s wife, Patricia Ochoa, maintains that her husband was murdered for reporting irregularities in the purchase of the Dhruv.
The expert had to deliver three products, according to his contract: the first had to detail the work plan and the schedule; the second, a motivated report that determines the motive of the crime, confirming or discarding that it was due to an act of common crime. The third was to be presented in case the crime was related to the denunciations of Gabela.
The expert Meza arrives in Ecuador this June 18.
Jaramillo said that by order of the Committee, she was in charge of signing the record of receipt of that third report, but said that she does not know the content of it. At your discretion, the Comptroller’s notice could be an action to harm you. “The expert Meza and I are the only people who confirm the existence of this third product,” he said.
The Ministry of Justice paid USD 23 400 for that report. (I)