ANPA lawyer Onno de Jong
NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 11:20
Lawyer Onno de Jong is once again defending Nabil B., the key witness in the extensive Marengo liquidation process. De Jong confirmed this to the NOS.
De Jong and his colleague Peter Schouten have assisted Nabil B. since 2020. Both lawyers resigned from the defense in March this year. Why has not been announced. Due to professional secrecy they could not say anything about this.
B. has been without legal assistance since then. It is not known why De Jong is now taking on the defense of B. again.
Nabil B. belonged to the organization of main suspect Ridouan Taghi, but went to the police in 2017 after a mistaken murder. There he made statements about liquidations. When this came out in March 2018, his brother was shot dead.
In 2019, his lawyer Derk Wiersum was shot dead and in July 2021 his confidante Peter R. de Vries. These murders are not officially part of the Marengo process, but are seen as an inseparable part of it.
The Marengo process has been running for years and is now in its final phase. Key witness Nabil B. still has the opportunity for a final response (rejoinder) and last word. After two postponements, this is scheduled for September 22 in De Bunker in Amsterdam-Osdorp. B. will be there with his ‘new’ lawyer.
It is not yet clear when the court will rule in the Marengo trial. The ruling was initially scheduled for October 20, but in July the court announced that it had been postponed indefinitely due to “the complexity of the deliberation in the various cases”.
Taghi and two co-suspects were also without lawyers for a while due to the arrest of lawyer Inez Weski last April. They now also have new lawyers. The Public Prosecution Service has demanded life imprisonment for all three suspects.