Raúl Ch. F., formerly of the National Intelligence Secretariat (Senain), arrested for the alleged kidnapping of Fernando Balda, pleaded guilty to the act and accepted the process of effective cooperation.
The accused went on Monday, May 7, to the Attorney General of the State, to render his version that lasted more than five hours. Before the prosecutor Jimena Mena, the defendant would have delivered several audios, including a 60-minute conversation with Diana F. (also involved in the case) and Pablo R., former National Intelligence Director, during the regime of President Rafael Correa.
In this space there would be a talk regarding the planning of the alleged kidnapping and actions to cover up the event, after Balda was rescued by the Colombian Police. Raúl Ch. F. would also have received instructions from Fausto T., one of the authorities of the General Directorate of Intelligence, at that time. Balda, who was an Assemblyman for the Patriotic Society Party (PSP), reported that preventive detention and precautionary measures will be requested against Fausto T., Pablo R. and former President Rafael Correa.
This process is carried out after, last March, the State Attorney General’s Office filed charges against three intelligence agents. In the case, three members of the National Police were indicted under the figure of conspiracy and kidnapping.
The ex-legislator filed a complaint that he suffered a kidnapping in Bogotá (Colombia), to where he had traveled for an alleged persecution in the Correa regime. The event occurred in 2012. (I)