Seychelles Attorney General’s office orders court inquiry into Robin Freminot’s death
(Seychelles News Agency) - The Seychelles Magistrates Court will be starting an inquiry into the death in April this year of a 27 year old Seychellois man, Robin Norbert Freminot, according to a press statement issued this afternoon by the Seychelles Police.
“The application before the court was made on Friday 30th May 2014,” reads the statement.
Freminot died in the Intensive Care Unit at the Seychelles Hospital on April 03 and autopsy results showed that it was a fracture of his temporal bone which caused the internal bleeding leading to his death.
In an article published in daily newspaper’ Seychelles Nation’ on April 04, the Police said Freminot had been transported to the hospital two hours after being arrested on Saturday March 29.
The police statement said he collapsed while arrangements were being made to transport him to the hospital after he said he was not feeling well.
Freminot had been arrested by the police after a business owner and his son of La Louise caught him stealing from a store situated on their property.
The police reported on April 10 that the father and son had been arrested as part of on-going investigations.
The father and son were released after being remanded for two days.
The press statement issued today states that the Office of the Attorney General has requested an inquiry into the incident following consultation with the Police.
“The Magistrate after she would hear the evidence tendered on behalf of the Attorney General would give her findings as to the cause of death of Freminot which may assist the Attorney General to press a formal charge in the case,” reads the statement.
“The Magistrate may at any time during the course of the judicial investigation summon any witness to give evidence, if such evidence is necessary for the purpose of the investigation. Accordingly, any person who feels that they have information that can assist the court in its investigation can provide it to the Seychelles Police before the start of the inquiry.”
The date for the hearing of the inquest has not been fixed yet.