Tabone and Sammut revisit Police HQ
The Police are continuing their investigations into the oil procurement scandal and it is believed that the investigation officers once more spoke to Tancred Tabone and Frank Sammut, two of the business men involved in the oil procurement scandal.
Sources close to the Police Headquarters confirmed with di-ve.com that both Mr Tabone and Mr Sammut were this morning seen at the Police CID yard. It is not known if the two were there of their own free will or if they were called in by investigating officers. Same sources confirmed that neither of them were under police escort, ruling out that either of them being called under arrest.
The investigations concern the case of commissions allegedly paid by company Trafigura to former Enemalta consultant Frank Sammut during his term of office at the same time that Mr Tabone was chairman of the corporation. Mr Sammut was tasked with reorganising the storage of petroleum products.
The Police were expected to arraign Frank Sammut last month, however sources explained that the hospitalisation of former Enemalta chairman Tancred Tabone while being interrogated disrupted the plan to arraign Mr Sammut.
Former Enemalta chairman Tancred Tabone, was recovered at Mater Dei Hospital after feeling ill while being interrogated at the Police Headquarters over corrupt practices regarding oil procurement for Enemalta during his chairmanship. Earlier this month he stepped down from President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, citing personal reasons.
The case took a new turn on Sunday February 10 when the President of Malta granted a Presidential Pardon to oil trader George Farrugia one of the entrepreneurs at the heart of the Enemalta oil procurement scandal and who offered to turn state witness.