Flávio Bolsonaro Speaks Out about Militiaman's Death

Senator asks that his cremation be prevented; A judge has already banned the ceremony

Rio de Janeiro

Senator Flávio Bolsonaro spoke for the first time this Wednesday (12) about the death of former PM captain Adriano da Nóbrega and asked that the body not be cremated and that the case be clarified.

It is the first public statement by the family of President Jair Bolsonaro about the death of the former PM, accused of being part of a group of professional assassins, leading a militia, and being a partner in the misdemeanor in Rio de Janeiro.

Adriano Magalhães da Nóbrega. Foto: Divulgação / Polícia Civil

A fugitive for more than a year, the former police officer linked to Flávio was killed on Sunday (9) in a joint operation by the Bahian and Rio de Janeiro police in Esplanada (a city 170 km from Salvador).

Adrian's death exposes a series of doubts about the network that supported him and about the official version of his death.

Flávio's statement was published on his official Twitter account. He commented on the possibility of cremation of the ex-PM's body, attempted by the family.

"DENUNCIATION! It has just come to my attention that there are people accelerating the cremation of Adriano da Nóbrega to disappear with the evidence that he was brutally murdered in Bahia. I plead with the competent authorities to prevent this and to clarify what really happened," the senator wrote. 

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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