Investigators are probing into whether businessman Ricardo Borjas was killed for his involvement in an alleged land scheme.
Investigators are probing into whether businessman Ricardo Borjas was killed for his involvement in an alleged land scheme. Last night, the media published a story that included portions of a leaked audio testimonial provided by Borja a day before his execution outside his Belize City home. In the recording, Borja claimed a southern real estate company and persons at the Lands Department were involved in an enterprise that dealt with false land transactions. Borja reportedly came clean after he learned that one of his business partners was under scrutiny. Today, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams weighed in on the allegations and stated that the police have also received those reports.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Certainly yes we had received information of that sort. And it certainly was a part of the base of our investigation, one of the angles that we were looking at. And unfortunately it was aired by Channel 5 last night. If a matter of fact, I see that interview all over the place. So I can’t blame Channel 5 because it’s all over the place. Many people have it. And so we just need to continue our investigation, focus in terms of what we have, try to confirm or deny the information we are getting with a view to see if we will be able to solve that murder.”
Reporter: Sir, and was that a leak? Was that recording a leak? What can you be able to say about that recording?
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “It is not a leak, well at least not from the police because we did not have possession of that interview prior but we have gotten information in respect to what is in that interview.”
Reporter: So you’re not sure who he was being interviewed by?
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “No I don’t. It sounds to me like somebody from Land’s Department I’m not sure.”