Murder of insolvency administrator Bunkus: Possible motives
Murdered insolvency administrator Mārtiņš Bunkus allegedly had serious arguments with his colleague Māris Sprūds and entrepreneur Mihails Uļmans, sources familiar with Bunkus told de facto programme of the Latvian Television.
According to the analytical broadcast de facto, Bunkus and Sprūds represented different camps of insolvency administrators, while from Uļmans the victim sought to collect several million euros.
Both insolvency administrator Sprūds and businessman Uļmans had refused to answer questions from de facto. Investigators at the Latvian State Police also primarily link the killing with professional activities.
«Currently, there are many ideas, why this could happen. I think, there will be more in the future. And we will go through all these versions until we arrive at a result», noted the chief of Main Criminal Police Administration Andrejs Grišins.
BNN reported previously that sworn attorney, insolvency administrator Mārtiņš Bunkus was shot dead in his car at 08:40 in the morning in near Brothers Cemetery in Riga, Aizsaules Street 1 on Wednesday, 30 May.
Latvia’s State Police has asked residents, who saw an orange-red VW LT with registration number JD 5960 with a cargo box covered with a red or orange tent to report any information they have to authorities. Police also urge residents who know anything about car registration plate forgeries. So far the investigation has found out about an orange-red VW LT being used in the armed attack on the insolvency administrator. The car had a forged registration number JD 5960. The car was found abandoned and burned shortly after the murder. Latvian Interior Affairs Minister Rihards Kozlovskis said that it was likely a hired hit. The reason may be associated with the victim’s professional activity. However, police do not exclude other possibilities.