Louca wants out of killing game

Sunday World - - News - MZWANDILE kaBIZOKWAKHE

GE­ORGE Louca, the Cypriot fugi­tive ac­cused of killing strip king Lolly Jack­son, wants out of his cir­cle of friends and thinks re­main­ing in Cyprus will help keep him alive.

Jack­son was shot and killed in 2010, al­legedly by Louca, in his rented home in Ekurhu­leni.

A gun be­long­ing to for­mer Gaut­eng Scor­pi­ons boss Ma­jorGen­eral Joey Mabasa was re­port­edly used.

Louca is fight­ing his extradition to South Africa and has taken Cypriot Min­is­ter of Jus­tice and Pub­lic Or­der Ionas Niko­laou to court to re­verse a de­ci­sion he made in July.

Louca’s lawyer, Loukis Lou­caides, a for­mer judge of the Euro­pean Court of Hu­man Rights, told Sun­day World that they ar­gued that there was a high prob­a­bil­ity that Louca would be killed in South Africa if he were to re­turn.

“It’s il­le­gal to take some­one to a coun­try where there’s a high pos­si­bil­ity that his hu­man rights will be vi­o­lated, ” he said.

Lou­caides said this ar­gu­ment was not based on what would hap­pen to his client at the hands of the state.

“We are say­ing that he will be killed by other peo­ple who will use his re­turn to get to him.”

Asked if their ar­gu­ment was an ad­mis­sion that Louca knew th­ese peo­ple who were killing each other in South Africa, he said: “He does but he wants to get out of that.”

Louca fled the coun­try a month af­ter Jack­son’s mur­der.

It has been re­ported that Louca killed Jack­son on the in­struc­tion of his as­so­ci­ate Radovan Kre­j­cir, who was ar­rested on Fri­day on charges of kid­nap­ping and at­tempted mur­der.

Since Louca left South Africa there have been about 10 killings linked to the Bed­ford­view un­der­world.

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