NABU: Suspicions against ex-MP Mykytas could be used to block Bureau's investigation

Source : 112 Ukraine

It also noted that suspicions can be used to “illegally pressure the whistle-blower”
18:39, 29 December 2020

Ex-MP Maksym Mykytas

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) states that the criminal prosecution of former owner of the Ukrbud company, ex-MP Maksym Mykytas, raises concerns about possible pressure on him as a whistleblower in the case of theft of the National Guard property. NABU press service reports this.

"The Bureau does not have information of the proof base, on the basis of which the investigators of the National Police notified the suspicion to the former MP and former owner of the Ukrbud company," NABU wrote on Facebook.

According to the Bureau, the videos made public do not contain enough information to make any conclusions about the evidence base.

At the same time, the NABU notes that the ex-MP is a whistleblower "who provided NABU detectives with information about corruption in the highest echelons of power."

"According to one of the investigated facts, the Deputy Head of the President's Office was informed about suspicion of committing a serious crime. Since then, NABU has faced unprecedented interference in its activities through illegal decisions: secret unjustified change of prosecutors in proceedings, court decisions with violation of jurisdiction, change in case jurisdiction," NABU added.

The Bureau states that the prosecution of the former owner of the Ukrbud company raises "concerns about the possibility of using criminal law measures to block the NABU investigation and unlawful pressure on the whistleblower in order to assist the persons exposed by him to evade responsibility stipulated by the law."

As it was reported, Mykytas has been notified of suspicion of kidnapping and extortion on Tuesday.

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