Aiming claims that the Saudi Consul may have witnessed the murder of jamal khashoggi the Turkish police have begun searching his residence in Istanbul.
Consul General Mohammed al-Otaibi reportedly told the ‘hit squad’ accused of being flown in to murder Khashoggi, to ‘do this outside or you’ll get me into trouble’, in audio allegedly recorded at the consulate.
Just hours before it was reported that Al-Otaibi was heard on the seven audio that the smartwatch of Khashoggi has recorded of his torture and murder. Following these revelations the previously untouched residency of the Saudi counsul. On Wednesday was seen getting investigated by the Turkish police.
The audio reportedly is also having the voices of the alleged killer. Who are instructing others to wear headphones while dismembering Khashoggi.
The torture is alleged to have seen the ‘hit squad’ cut Khashoggi’s fingers off one by one on a desk in an office in the Saudi consulate. Before decapitating him and possibly dissolving his remains in acid.
This comes as a man identified as having worked as a bodyguard. For the Crown Prince is confirmed as a suspect in the Turkish police investigation. He was previously named as part of the 15-strong ‘hit squad’ that was reportedly sent to Istanbul to take out Khashoggi.
Reuters said earlier today that Otaibi had been fired and subjected to an investigation following his return to Riyadh, however this report was later withdrawn by the news agency.
Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy, who was revealed to have trained in Britain, can reportedly be heard in the seven-minute audio recording Khashoggi allegedly made of his own execution.
Tubaigy, who is known as a ‘forensic expert’, studied pathology at the University of Glasgow in 2004 and learned how to carry out autopsies.