"Two prefects in activity" would have rejoiced, on a private "WhatsApp loop", the fatal assault of Yvan Colonna at the prison of Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône) on March 2, 2022. He died on March 21. This is revealed by exchanges made public Tuesday, on condition of anonymity, in the report of the parliamentary commission of inquiry.
President of this commission on the aggression of Yvan Colonna, the Corsican nationalist deputy Jean-Félix Acquaviva communicated, in the annexes of the report, what he presents as exchanges "between prefects in activity", which would have taken place "between March 10 and March 11, 2022". These exchanges took place "at the time of the decision to lift the status of detainees particularly reported (DPS) of Alain Ferrandi and Pierre Alessandri, following the fatal attack of Yvan Colonna on March 2, 2022".
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This decision was made on March 11, after the DPS status of Yvan Colonna, who was serving a life sentence for the assassination of Prefect Erignac, was lifted on March 8 by the then Prime Minister, Jean Castex, to allow visits of his relatives to the hospital. Alain Ferrandi and Pierre Alessandri were two other members of the "Erignac commando", author of the assassination of the prefect Claude Erignac in 1998 in Ajaccio.
The content of the exchanges
In these exchanges, whose authors' names have been replaced by the letters X and Y, to guarantee "absolute respect for sources," says Jean-Félix Acquaviva, one of the authors indicates that "Fernandel kills Erignac a second time", in reference to Jean Castex's decision to lift Yvan Colonna's DPS status.
His interlocutor replied that "Mr. should resign", seeming to refer to Emmanuel Macron whose presidency mandate he describes as "shame and dishonor". X adds by assuring that "the other detainee", that is to say Franck Elong Abe who claimed responsibility for the assassination of Yvan Colonna, "did only what the State should have done at the time", also calling for "a national referendum on the independence of Corsica", as was "done for Algeria".
Calls for the resignation of the Prime Minister, believing that he has "betrayed the State", or failing that, the resignation of Emmanuel Macron. "It was not worth forcing us to make Erignac rooms everywhere if it is to piss on his memory today," reacts X.
Darmanin asks for "proof" of these messages
Jean-Félix Acquaviva had already mentioned the existence of these messages during the hearing of Jean Castex by the parliamentary commission of inquiry on March 8. "Yes, this exchange did take place," he said at a joint press conference with the report's rapporteur Laurent Marcangeli, explaining that he had chosen to annex the messages to the report to "help settle this story".
In a letter dated April 14 and published by Corse-Matin, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, on whom the prefects depend, had asked Jean-Félix Acquaviva "the evidence corresponding" to these messages in order to "draw all the consequences", considering that it was a "particularly serious accusation".