Bohdan Popov, an underage son of Ukrainian MP from the Radical Party Ihor Popov, refused to testify in the case of robbery of a grocery store. Nadiya Maksymets, the press-secretary of the Prosecutor’s Office of Kyiv, reported that in her comments to Hromadske Radio.
“After communicating with lawyers, they do not testify, using the 63rd article of the Constitution,” Maksyments reported.
She added that the Prosecutor will apply to the court for detention in custody as a preventive measure of pretrial detention on November 28.
Both have been detained and are currently at a police station. The case is investigated as a robbery.
MP Ihor Popov commented on the situation on his Facebook, saying that his son had got himself into bad company and committed an offense, without specifying which one.
“There’s trouble in my family. My 14-year-old son got into bad company and committed a grave offense. It’s my fault that I didn’t allocate enough time for his upbringing, didn’t supervise, didn’t warn. I ask for forgiveness of the victims, the society, my relatives, my wonderful team. Thank God, everyone is alive, there will be an investigation, and the culprits will bear responsibility without exception. And let this be a lesson for both my son and me,” he wrote.