The Investigating Court quantity 5 of Granada has lifted the abstract secrecy within the case for the kidnapping on February 21 of the socialist councilor of Maracena (Granada) Vanessa Romero, by the hands of who was nonetheless a sentimental accomplice of the mayor of this city, Berta Linares (PSOE), and has raised the case to the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA) concerning the Secretary of Organization of the PSOE-A, Noel López, the councilor and the Town Planning councilor of this city, as confirmed to Europa Press by judicial sources.
The court docket has deduced testimony towards Noel López, quantity three of the Andalusian PSOE and former mayor of Maracena, elevating the case to the TSJA as he’s registered and has carried out the identical with the mayoress of Maracena and the councilor for Urbanism, Antonio García Leyva, additionally fourth vice chairman and deputy of Economy of the Diputación de Granada, given the existence of doable “indications” of their connection within the information, though will probably be the Andalusian excessive court docket who decides whether or not to name them to testify or the following steps to comply with, in line with the sources. .
The choose has made this choice after the expiration of this previous Wednesday, May 24, and after having saved the proceedings secret for the reason that investigation started. From now on, the events concerned within the case might have entry to the proceedings that solely the Prosecutor’s Office had been conscious of, in line with sources from the Andalusian Superior Court of Justice.
In the case, the alleged materials creator of the kidnapping is being investigated, who stays in provisional jail, communicated and with out bail for the alleged fee of an unlawful detention crime, in line with the identical sources. The kidnapping sufferer, a Maracena 2030 Agenda councilor, is showing as a non-public prosecution.
The kidnapping occurred on the morning of February 21, after the councilor had dropped off her kids at college and met the kidnapper, whom she knew as a result of till then he was the couple of the mayoress of Maracena. The defendant allegedly gave as an excuse to get into her automotive that she had run out of gasoline and as soon as contained in the car he threatened her with a gun that the Civil Guard has confirmed was simulated. At one level, he tied the mayor’s fingers and toes with ties, lined her head, and compelled her to get into the trunk of her car, which she parked in a retailer in Armilla (Granada) earlier than leaving. depart. She managed to flee and ask for assist, after which she reported the information to the Civil Guard.
The sufferer, who’s a councilor for the Maracena 2030 Agenda and doesn’t seem on the PSOE electoral listing on this municipality for the municipal elections on Sunday, testified earlier than the choose that he’s investigating the case on March 9, and so have some witnesses, however for the reason that case has been declared secret, the scope of the testimonies has not been disclosed nor what steps have been taken to make clear the information.
Coinciding with the extraordinary plenary session that the mayoress known as to answer the request for explanations from the opposition teams within the Maracena City Hall on March 1, the councilor’s husband advised the media that his spouse and Berta Linares ” they didn’t get alongside” and though he refused to delve into the speculation that this kidnapping may very well be linked to an alleged corruption plot within the City Council that she needed to uncover, he did say that his spouse had “papers” and feared “retaliation”.