Update: PN: Toni Abela protects criminals
The Commissioner of Police has told PL Deputy Leader Toni Abela that there is no case based on the recently revealed controvercial recording, a PL statement claimed.
The Police have had the tape since 2010, the PL have stated, adding that the Commissioner also heard part of the recording which the PN have not yet released. The recording reveals that Dr Abela asked a police officer not to investigate a case stating that it was a civil matter not a criminal one.
Dr Abela explained that the Commissioner of Police called him to meet at the depot in Floriana yesterday evening. “The recording shows that I took immediate on the incident at the Labour Party club, removing the person in question from his position”.
A new recording was revealed earlier today, where Dr Abela is heard speaking about an incident where a President of a Labour Party club was fired after having disposed of “white powder”.
Today’s recording regarding Toni Abela's knowledge of drugs in one of the PL Clubs is scandelous, the PN have argued.
Instead of reporting the person to the police, the PL Deputy Leader defended him, the PN argued, adding that PL Leader Joseph Muscat is defending his Deputy Leader on the issue.
“Toni Abela protects criminals,” the PN accused.