The Head of Military Prosecution Office in Benghazi, Colonel Ali Madi, said Saturday that the pro-Haftar executioner, Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity, had "a partial mental illness" and he was receiving treatment at a psychiatric hospital before he was assassinated last Thursday.
Madi said some parties killed Al-Werfalli to destabilize Benghazi, saying the serial killer was referred to a psychiatric hospital by the military prosecution in eastern Libya in reference to his executions' cases.
Many activists on social media found it strangely odd that Al-Werfalli was a leader at Al-Saiqa Force, a very tough military unit of Haftar's forces, while he was known to be mentally ill.
Observers also commented on Al-Werfalli's recent promotion to a Lieutenant Colonel by orders of Haftar personally, saying how come he was promoted while mentally unstable.
Meanwhile, Madi said two of the suspects in Al-Werfalli's assassination were detained and had been sent to the military prosecution custody, adding that one of the suspects was a woman (referring to the daughter of the murdered lawyer Hanan Al-Barasi: Haneen Al-Abdali) who was apprehended as she was threatening a citizen with a weapon on 20 St.
Al-Werfalli was murdered in Benghazi by unidentified gunmen who opened a barrage of bullets on his car near Al-Arab medical university. On the second day of his killing, Haneen Al-Abdali was kidnapped and later, the security room in Benghazi said she was arrested not abducted, accusing her of killing Al-Werfalli.