More and more contradictions about Abdemajid Touil; Italian police officers arrested him two days ago in Milan because Tunisian authorities requested it. Relatives, friends, acquaintances and teachers, besides his signature in the attendance sheet at the Italian school he was attending, prove that he was in Italy the day of the attack in Tunis. Officers and investigators confirmed this hypothesis. According to the attorney, Maurizio Romanelli, and the investigators of Ros and Digos, the 22-year-old young man was not directly involved in the attack. This theory is also confirmed because Touil was in the hinterland on March 19th, the day after the attack at the Museum by radical Islamists.
This does not mean he is not involved in the planning of the attack claimed by the ISIS; Italians are still investigating on the case and are questioning anyone informed and analysis telephonic printouts. In addition, officers are trying to determine every move of the Moroccan young man since he arrived in Italy on boat last February until his arrest two days ago.
According to the first reconstructions, Italian officers are denying Tunisian theories. According to Tunisian officers on March 18, the Moroccan young man was in Tunis and met two terrorists – who were later killed by officers – and went to the Bardo Museum tith them. “On March 16 and 19 he was at school” said Flavia Caimi, teacher at the R. Franceschi Institute in Milan, where Touil attended the Italian course. Proofs came from many witnesses, not just his friends and family.
“We arrested him because of investigations led by another country” explained the Minister of Interior Angelino Alfano, who declared that this is an international affair, not an Italian one” and he added that the role of Touil in the attack needs further investigations, but the he is badly suspected.
The Moroccan young man could have given his logistical support providing weapons, but investigations are ongoing to understand whether he was involved in the attack or not and from where he could have acted. The first results of investigations have surely risen some doubts, and the international warrant is a list of accusations without any specific element about what he did on that day or the days or months before. Fingerprints have not been compared to those collected by Tunisian on Moroccan authorities.
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa