In addition to the eight disciplinary proceedings now opened by the IGAI, the Minister of the Interior had already ordered, on 30 March, the opening of disciplinary proceedings against the Director and Deputy Director of Frontiers of Lisbon, the Coordinator of the Temporary Installation Centre Equipped Space (EECIT) of the airport, as well as the three inspectors of the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) who are under house arrest and are suspected of the crime of murder of the Ukrainian citizen.

At the time, Eduardo Cabrita ordered the IGAI to open an enquiry into the Lisbon Border Directorate of SEF at Lisbon airport, and in particular into the operation of the EECIT at that airport, where the Ukrainian Ihor Homenyuk is said to have died.

"By order of the Minister of the Interior of 30 March, six disciplinary proceedings were opened, together with an enquiry into the circumstances in which a foreign citizen died on the premises of the EECIT at Lisbon airport, which led to the arrest of three inspectors from the Foreigners and Borders Service," says a note from the Inspector General of the Interior sent to the Lusa agency.

Judge Anabela Cabral Ferreira said that, having concluded the investigation, "a further eight disciplinary proceedings had been opened against members of the SEF".

The alleged murder of the Ukrainian citizen was allegedly committed on the premises of the Temporary Installation Centre at Lisbon airport on 12 March, after the victim allegedly caused some disturbances there and attempted to enter Portugal illegally, the Judiciary Police considering that the three SEF inspectors are "presumed responsible for the death".

The prosecution of the three inspectors is expected to be known by 30 September, when the three police officers have been under house arrest for six months.

Several media outlets have reported over the weekend that the prosecutor will indict the three SEF inspectors for the murder of the Ukrainian citizen.

The case of Ihor Homenyuk's death led to the resignation of the director and deputy director of borders of Lisbon airport by SEF director Cristina Gatões.

SEF's temporary installation centre at Lisbon airport has been closed for work since April.

At the time, the Minister of the Interior considered that there had been "gross negligence and a very serious cover-up" in this case.