The Minister of Justice, Paul Granda, has resigned from the Ministry of Justice, after the escape of Fernando Alvarado.
The announcement was made on Tuesday October 23 at a press conference, however, his resignation has not yet been accepted by President Lenin Moreno.
On August 23, Granda was appointed as Minister in charge of Justice after the resignation of Rosana Alvarado, who left office in the framework of a policy of austerity and downsizing of the State Administration.
The official still remains as Secretary of Politics of the Moreno government.
“The President has already the document where I present my resignation, not yet accepted, but he knows that he will always have that responsibility and which we have assumed with integrity, firmness and transparency,” said Granda.
Granda resigned days after Fernando Alvarado fled from Ecuador to a “friendly country”, illegally stripping himself of an electronic device and completely mocking the Ecuadorian justice system.
“We are before an astute individual who deceived us, who deceived the State of Law of this Republic; It is not a political persecuted, in the middle are millions of dollars of Ecuadorians, “said Granda.
On the devices, Granda said that today he received a report from the company providing the services, where he details everything that happened with this electronic device.
“Between September 28 and October 13 there are 241 wristband alerts removed,” the official said.
“In the case of Mr. Alvarado, a series of alerts are generated: 525 in which the device was shut down and 241 in which the shackle was removed,” he added.
According to Granda, all alerts were never reported to anyone. “Ecuadorians deceived us, here is an illicit association that must be discovered and judged with the utmost rigor in the framework of the Constitution and the Law.”
“I was never informed by any authority or official of the existence of the fragility of the system of shackles or electronic devices that Justice implements,” he added.
The official announced that the Attorney General, Paul Perez, has been asked to investigate 48 officials to make their statement and explain the events in the country. (I)