St. Petersburg police arrest alleged accomplice in murder of FSIN Lieutenant Colonel

St. Petersburg police arrest alleged accomplice in murder of FSIN Lieutenant Colonel
Nikolay Chernov, Lieutenant Colonel of Federal Penitentiary Service for St. Petersburg and Leningrad region

Sabir Sadykov, the alleged perpetrator of the murder of Nikolay Chernov, had turned to Igor Zakharov, who provided the weapon.

The Oktyabrsky court of St. Petersburg has arrested the person allegedly involved in the murder of FSIN Lieutenant Colonel Nikolay Chernov. According to the investigation, a certain Igor Zakharov is considered to be the one who had obtained the gun that was used to shot one of the curators of Krestov-2 construction in charge of technical supervision and operation of construction objects.

The prosecution requested to imprison Zakharov on 1 September. He pleaded not guilty. However, based on the testimony of Sabir Sadykov, the alleged perpetrator of the murder, he had turned to Zakharov, who handed him a Makarov pistol with cartridges, equipped with a device for silent, flameless shooting, in February 2017.

The court granted the petition of the prosecution and imprisoned Zakharov until October 29.

We should remind that Nikolay Chernov, the Lieutenant Colonel of the Federal Penitentiary Service, was shot on March 2 in his car on the roadside. He died at the Military Medical Academy on the morning of March 7.

Initially, Sabir Sadykov had been a witness in the investigation before becoming a suspect in the execution of a contract killing. Colonel Sergei Moiseenko, the deputy head of the local FSIN, is believed to be the paymaster. The motive is said to have been the protracted construction of a Kresty-2 new insulator located in Kolpino. According to investigators, Chernov had been documenting financial and corruption-related violations at the facility and allegedly seemed uncooperative to Sergei Moiseenko, the deputy chief of the local FSIN for capital construction.

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