Former Internal Affairs Minister Gabriel Oprea declared on Saturday that Prosecutor General Tiberiu Nitu (photo) had benefited of an official convoy as a result of a protocol the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) had signed with the General Prosecutors’ Office, signed by “specialists”; he also stated that the Prosecutor General had had “certain important missions”.
“It is a protocol between the two partner institutions. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is closely working with the General Prosecutors’ Office. The Prosecutor General has the rank of a Minister and everyone in the management team of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, all specialists signed and conceived, as specialists, this protocol, considering that he had, under certain circumstances, certain important missions”, Oprea declared on Saturday in Brasov.
He also stressed out, concerning the accusations made against him, that he would prove his innocence, pointing out that he “trusted justice” and that “any complaint must be investigated”.
The UNPR leader did not reveal whether he would attend the hearings at the Juridical Committee. “I have a lawyer, we will see whether I will go or not”, Oprea declared.
Prosecutor General Tiberiu Nitu announced on Thursday, in a press release sent to Mediafax, that he only benefited of “protection measures stipulated by the law, proportional with the risks and responsibilities of this position.”
He also pointed out that his activity “is not affected, influenced or challenged in any way by the judiciary efforts made in order to fully clear out this situation” and mentioned he assumed the “reserve responsibility” he had “related to the activity he had completed under those circumstances”. Nitu also declared that he had provided these bits of information under the circumstances that “comments” concerning him were circulated publicly, adding that “throughout his entire career” as a magistrate and during his term as Prosecutor General “he had shown permanent concern for obeying laws and deontology regulations”.