Yesterday, Judge Wilson Merino denied the request of the defense of Pedro Delgado, former president of the Central Bank of Ecuador, to revoke the order of detention for investigative purposes (for 24 hours) pending over his client.
Judge Merino’s decision came after a hearing requested by the defense of Delgado, which was carried out by José Xavier Solines Zea, attorney of the law firm of Juan Carlos Carmigniani.
Solines explained that the order lacks legality, because the prosecution did not show clear evidence of the crime and its motivation. Additionally Delgado’s defense attorney, argued the need prejudice the case, but the judge would not allow it.
Meanwhile, Attorney General, Galo Chiriboga, found that the order itself was sufficiently reasoned and does not want to prejudice the rights of the suspect, but to ensure his appearance. Therefore Merino continues to carry on the warrant and kept in force the arrest.