Representatives of the Citizen Monitoring, social control mechanism, today delivered to the Office of the Attorney General of Ecuador unpublished information on the case of the assassination of General Jorge Gabela occurred in 2010, under the Government of Rafael Correa.
Mario Pazmiño, leader of the Citizen Monitoring integrated by members of the civil society and that directs the case, assured today in the fiscal headquarters that the documentation “never was considered neither by the investigating commission, neither by the Prosecutor’s Office nor the expert Roberto Meza Niella “, Who investigated the event in order to clarify the murder.
General Gabela, excomandante of the Air Force, was assassinated in the vestibule of his address of the coastal city of Guayaquil in December of 2010, homicide that the authorities of then pointed out that it was work of the common delinquency.
However, his widow Patricia Ochoa, who attended the Prosecutor’s Office today, denounced that it was a murder related to the denunciations made by Gabela about the purchase by Ecuador of defective Dhruv Indian helicopters.
The facts were investigated by an Interinstitutional Commission initiated under the Executive of former President Correa.
Pazmiño clarified that the information delivered today is “new documentation,” which they collected after receiving reports from the expert Meza, which determined that the motive for the assassination of Gabela were the denunciations he had made about the irregularities in the purchase of Indian helicopters.
In addition, he stated that the information focuses on what happened before the murder.
For its part, the Prosecutor’s Office requested not to publish the details of the information received, which according to the Citizen Monitoring consists of photographs, a recording and the name of a protected witness.
The Gabela case joins others that pertain to the Ecuadorian political class, including several members and collaborators of the Executive of the former president who governed between 2007 and 2017. (I)