Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Aruba P.M. Oduber was Right: "Nobody is above the law"

Why would the Prime Minister make the statement "nobody is above the law" early on in the investigation?

"Above the law" applies usually to people who may, because of their position, be able to escape accountability.

The suspicion of a cover-up was there from the beginning. Of course “above the law” does not apply to the Kalpoes or the security guards, it applies to the Van der sloots.

Associated Press, June 10th.

Oranjestad, Aruba-Finding 18 year old Natalee Holloway is “priority No. 1” for Aruba and no one will be above the law in the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the American’s disappearance, The Dutch Carribean Island’s Prime Minister told Fox News on Friday.

Prime Minister Nelson Orlando Oduber called a meeting Friday morning with Aruba's chief of police and other officials to determine if more assistance is needed in the search, which has so far turned up no evidence of Holloway's whereabouts.

Meanwhile, one of the attorneys for the five men arrested in the case so far said Friday that Holloway went to an Aruban beach with the Dutch teenager in custody the night she disappeared and had sexual contact with him in the car.

Holloway drove with him and two Surinamese brothers to Arashi beach, on the northern part of the island, Noraina Pietersz, a court-appointed lawyer representing one of two former security guards arrested in the case, told The Associated Press.

Pietersz read from testimony given to police by the two brothers last week.

"We are very excited about the progression of the investigation. We feel the three boys last seen with Natalee have some clue" about her disappearance, Linda Allison, an aunt of Holloway's, told FOX News Friday.

After Holloway and the three men went to the beach, they drove her back to her hotel, where she stumbled and was approached by a man wearing a security guard uniform, another defense attorney, David Kock, told the AP.

Kock said his client, Satish Kalpoe, and his brother told police they saw a black security guard approach Holloway in the parking lot in front of the hotel lobby before they drove off.

"That's why [two former security guards] were detained," Kock told the AP.

The three men told police they dropped off Holloway at her hotel around 2 a.m. May 30. Holiday Inn employees, however, say security cameras did not record her return.

Van Der Sloot's father is a prominent official in the Aruban justice system. The younger Van Der Sloot met her at a hotel casino two days before she was last seen, Aruban Police Commander Jahn van der Straaten told reporters.

Jonathan Serrie, Liza Porteus and Catherine Donaldson-Evans.