Japan’s police chief resigns over assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan's police chief resigns over assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Aug. 25 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The head of Japan’s National Police Agency, Itaru Nakamura, announced Thursday his resignation to take responsibility for the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who died in July after being shot at a campaign rally in the Japanese city of Nara.

Nakamura explained at a press conference that he had submitted a letter of resignation to the National Public Security Commission, while regretting that the Police did not protect Abe at the time of the shooting, according to the newspaper ‘The Japan Times’ ‘.

“As we move forward with new procedures on security, it is a natural thing to do with a new team of people,” explained the head of the Japan National Police Agency, as reported by Kyodo News.

The confessed murderer, Tetsuya Yamagami, arrested at the scene of the crime, had pointed out the Japanese politician for promoting the Unification Church, which ended up ruining his mother due to the excess of donations that she gave them, according to sources close to the investigation. .

The Unification Church, questioned on previous occasions for its donation system, previously assured that it carried out an internal reform in 2009, when its head admitted problems in complying with current legislation.

However, several members of this church, founded in South Korea in 1954, have been arrested in Japan for threats to obtain funding such as the use of “ancestral karma”. The mother of Abe’s killer, a former military man, allegedly owed money to this religious organization.

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