The court in Amsterdam is reopening the investigation into the criminal case against Quincy Promes because it is not clear whether the football player has been tapped lawfully. It became clear on Wednesday that the court would reopen the investigation and that there would be no verdict on Friday. The OM recently demanded two years in prison against Promes for stabbing his cousin.
The police overheard Promes’ conversations in another investigation. The Spartak Moscow player is also suspected of smuggling 4,000 kilos of cocaine and participating in a criminal organization. In the tapped conversations, the 50-time Orange international admits to stabbing his cousin at a family party in Abcoude in July 2020.
Robert Malewicz, Promes’ lawyer, doubts whether the taped conversations can be used as evidence. If that is not the case, he believes that the incriminating conversations should be left out of the file. The defense also wants to know how permission was given for the wiretapping.
According to the court, there is no file document containing that explanation. The Public Prosecution Service had left that piece out of the file because it could harm the investigation into the drug case.
The court reopens the stabbing case to test the legality of the tapped telephone conversations. It is not yet clear when the next session will be.