MOSCOW, June 3 (RAPSI) – No murder weapon has been recovered at home of Zaur Dadayev who stands charged with involvement in the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, Dadayev's lawyer, Shamsudin Tsakayev, told RAPSI on Wednesday.

“There is no new murder weapon in the Nemtsov case and won’t be any, since none was found immediately after the murder,” Tsakayev said.
He said media reports about a gun allegedly found in his client’s house are false.

“My client’s mother’s house in Ingushetia was searched only once, in March, when investigators confiscated some cartridges. No other searches have been conducted, and no other compromising objects have been found. Had they found a murder weapon, they would have informed us about the examination results. Neither I nor the other suspects’ lawyers have received this information,” Tsakayev said.

Nemtsov, co-chair of the Republican Party of Russia – People’s Freedom Party (RPR-PARNAS) and former first deputy prime minister in the Yeltsin government, was fatally shot as he was walking home with a woman in central Moscow late on February 27. He joined the opposition in the 2000s.
Five men were arrested on suspicion of killing Nemtsov: Zaur Dadayev, Anzor Gubashev, Shadid Gubashev, Khamzat Bakhayev and Tamerlan Eskerkhanov.

Investigators believe that Dadayev killed Nemtsov, that Bakhayev provided information and was to hide his accomplices after the murder, and that Eskerkhanov was tracking Nemtsov’s movements. Investigators have not reached any conclusions on the Gubashev brothers’ role in the crime.