The botched Sunday assassination attempt on Martelly – during his Sunday Cap Haitian visit – is beginning to see its effect spread like spilled ink on a white tablecloth
Joanet Caneus the pro-Lavalas Police Chief has been suspended from duty. He cannot wear his uniform or carry a gun. His arrest is expected within hours.
Immediately after the attack, a number of people were arrested, including one member of the Cap Haitian PNH office. He has since disappeared from the Cap Haitian jail.
The guy with the assault rifle disappeared immediately and has been traced to the Chamber of Deputies, where he works.
Reports suggest a Martelly move against Senator Moise Jean-Charles for his part in the chaos. Some believe he has immunity from arrest, because he is a senator, while others say his involvement removes the protection of immunity.
No matter what happens, the trail of evidence threatens to shake Preval’s political base – INITE.
Martelly has played down the event which may balloon to the point where he will dissolve parliament and place others under arrest. No one will be immune and some embassy elements are pressing for swift and vigorous action that might accelerate the acceptance of his choice for Prime Minister – Bernard Gousse.