Request for dismissal of Curacao spokesperson Prosecutor’s Office



Luke 8:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.

PRESS RELEASE Prosecutor office in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — On 20 December Wladimir Alberto died after a traffic accident on the Julianabrug in Curaçao. After that accident, the press officer for the Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM), responded inappropriately to the death of Alberto on his personal Facebook account. On the same day, Serphos indicated that he had not placed that reaction himself. That his Facebook account had been hacked and that third parties had placed the reaction under his name.

Serphos then filed a report with the police of the hacking his Facebook account. However, shortly before the turn of the year it became clear that Serphos himself had placed the reaction on the Facebook page of Alberto. The Public Prosecutor regrets the course of events to a large extent, for the relatives of Alberto, but also because of the resulting commotion in society.

As an employer, the Public Prosecutor’s Office supports its employees if they are wronged and this seemed to be the case here in the first instance. High demands are placed on the employees, daily work is constantly under pressure and, unfortunately, personally they are sometimes infringed. On the other hand, employees are expected to be honest and transparent. Unfortunately, this was not the case with Serphos. Today Serphos has been denied access to the buildings and systems of the Public Prosecutor’s Office by the Attorney General and has indicated that the Public Prosecutor’s Office Service will request his dismissal from the Minister of Justice and the Governor.

In the coming period the criminal investigation into the behavior of Serphos will be completed. This investigation will be conducted by the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Aruba.

The relatives of Wladimir Alberto also filed a complaint against Serphos. On December 28, 2018, when it was not known that Serphos had posted the message himself, they had a conversation with the chief officer of Curaçao. This complaint will be assessed as soon as possible and the conclusion will be shared with the next of kin.

From now on Roderick Gouverneur will be the spokesperson for the Prosecutor’s Office.

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