The reporter contacted the Civil Police, but received no response. The circumstances of the arrest have not yet been detailed, nor how he would have acted in the criminal action.
During the investigation of the case, Gideão was identified as an app driver who had made a run for Sara. The car used on the occasion was not his, but that of a neighbor, businessman Hugo Ricardo Cora, also known in the religious community as “Apostolo Hugo”.
When he found out that the vehicle was involved in the crime, the businessman went to the police station and explained that he had lent the car to his colleague for a race.
At the time, Gideão was interviewed at the police station and released.
Gideão’s arrest is the third in the Sara Mariano case. The first person arrested was the victim’s husband, Ederlan Santos Mariano, the main person investigated for the murder. He was arrested on October 28, four days after the victim disappeared.
The delegates working on the case claim that he admitted to the crime. However, Ederlan’s defense denies the confession. The case is investigated by the 25th police station in Dias D’Ávila, in the metropolitan region of Salvador.
As in the case of Gideão, the police did not specify the Bishop’s involvement in the crime, nor under what conditions he was arrested. On Wednesday morning, the suspect was interviewed at the Dias D’Ávila Police Station, in the metropolitan region.
Sara Mariano was last seen alive on the night of October 24th, when she left her family home. At the time, Ederlan Mariano filed a police report about his wife’s disappearance, and stated that she had left to attend religious events, but claimed not to know which ones.
He also told the police that a security camera captured the moment Sara left the residence and got into a car, however, he stated that he did not know who the driver was who took her. Ederlan even asked, on social media and in the press, for people to help him find out where his wife was, and ensured that there were no fights between them. Together, the couple had a 13-year-old daughter.
For the Civil Police, Ederlan recognized that it was Sara, as a ring and her sandal were found near the corpse. Ederlan’s version of the supposed gospel event was contested by a pastor, a friend of Saraon the same day.
According to religious leader André Santos, there were no events in churches in the municipality on the day and time reported by Ederlan. Despite this, Sara herself had published on social media that she was on her way to Dias D’Ávila, hours before her disappearance.
Soraya, Sara’s sister, also questioned the information given by the victim’s husband, and said she did not believe his version. Sara’s mother, Dolores Freitas, said that her daughter he had said he would make an important decision the day he disappearedhowever, did not say what it would be.
Sara Mariano’s body was buried on October 30th, in Salvador, amid strong commotion from friends and family.
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