One of the key witnesses in several corruption cases involving former high-ranked police officers, František Böhm, committed suicide.
The incident took place in the late-night hours of February 12 in Plavecký Štvrtok (Bratislava Region). Private broadcaster TV JOJ was the first to break the news.
Before he shot himself in the head, Böhm shot his wife, who reportedly tried to prevent him from committing suicide. She was transported to the hospital, TV JOJ reported. This information was later confirmed by the police.
Bribes to the police
Böhm was a former employee of the Slovak Information Service (SIS) intelligence agency and used to be in the fuel business. He started cooperating with the police and testified about corruption among high-ranking police officials.