According to new reports, a Mauritius court has just recently heard that management at the Legends Hotel failed to co-operate with police during the Michaela McAreavey murder case. Apparently, the security staff are accused of being “more concerned” with the damage of the property’s reputation than with actually catching the person responsible for the murder.
Yoosoof Soopun, who is the Assistant Commissioner who led the murder investigation, said that the Legends Hotel workers played a “dirty game.” This went double for the chief security officer, MR. Mohammad Imrit.
Mr. Soopun went on to tell Mr. Justice Prithviraj Fecknah that the hotel management even said that they were very concerned about protecting the reputation of the hotel instead of finding the person who was responsible for the murder. This was apparently one of the main reasons why several pieces of information were never disclosed to the police during their investigation.
One example of when the hotel staff was being uncooperative was when the officers were not given records of entries into room 1025, the McAreavey’s room. If the electronic door readings would have been turned over earlier, the police never would have arrested the husband.
This is just one example of how the hotel staff were able to interfere with police investigations. The police said that they cannot help but feel that they may have been able to solve this case quicker had the hotel staff been helpful at the start of the investigation. After all, the longer a case goes unsolved, the harder it becomes to solve it.