Montbello Accident: Suspect Nicolas Falcou Denies Allegations

The investigation into the accident that cost the life of motorcycle cop, Sergeant Gunowah, is ongoing. Two men have been arrested until now, and one of them was later released. The main suspect now denies having hit the police officer.


The black vehicle that was allegedly involved in the hit-and-run at Montbello, Pailles, on Tuesday, is actually a Land Rover Safari. Its driver, a Frenchman named Nicolas Étienne Robert Falcou, was interrogated at the office of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Metropolitan Police of the south division. He was later arrested, under a provisional charge of involuntary homicide because of carelessness.

Nicolas Étienne Robert Falcou, a skipper and a small aircraft pilot, and also the director of the company Born to Fly resides in Grand-Gaube.

When he appeared in the court of Port-Louis yesterday, the police objected against his release on
parole. He was brought back to his cell.

According to l’, the suspect has denied any implication in the accident. He said that he did not hit the motorcycle cop. However, he did not deny that he was on the motorway at around 10h30 on the day of the accident.


He will stay in detention until December 2, and is not authorised to leave the country. But, if he wishes to, he will have to make an appeal to the Supreme Court.

Nicolas Falcou was implicated by Omduth Chummun who was driving the Toyota that Sergeant Gunowah hit in the rear. He was liberated on bail yesterday. He testified that the driver of the black vehicle (allegedly Nicolas Falcou) was driving speedily. Two other witnesses made similar statements.

It is claimed that Sergeant Gunowah was trying to avoid hitting the Land Rover Safari – that was how he hit the Toyota. Nicolas Falcou allegedly did not stop after the accident.

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