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George Louka loses extradition bid

2012-07-26 10:06

Johannesburg - Murder-accused George Louka has lost a bid to appeal against an extradition order, according to a report on Thursday.

Louka, accused of murdering Teazers boss Lolly Jackson, lost the appeal in a court in Cyprus on Wednesday, reported The Star newspaper.

There is now one more legal avenue left for him to take - to ask three Supreme Court judges in Cyprus to review his court application.

If that fails, he will be extradited to South Africa.

Jackson, the owner of the Teazers franchise of strip clubs, was shot dead at a house in Edleen near OR Tambo International Airport on May 3, 2010.

Louka, also known as Luca Smith, allegedly phoned Gauteng crime intelligence boss Joey Mabasa and confessed to killing Jackson shortly after the murder.

Louka previously told the Sunday Times that he did not believe he would be granted a fair trial.

Comments
  • procold2 - 2012-07-26 10:21

    now we as tax payers must support this criminal,

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-26 14:01

      DONT WORRY, THE SAME GUYS WHO DID SOME DENTAL WORK AND TORCHED LOLLYS LAWYER WILL MAKE SURE WE DONT SUPPORT HIM. grrr excuse the caps, i type looking at the keys

  • peter.neethling.7 - 2012-07-26 10:28

    One has to wonder how he knew the Gauteng crime intelligence boss' phone number. I am sure you cant cant just call your local police station and ask them for it.

      patrick.mampane - 2012-07-26 11:26

      Like many other people connected to the underworld this guy was a police informer with connections in high offices. It is a totally legit practice in the security establishment.

      john.loveland.9 - 2012-07-26 12:59

      @ Patrick. He's not an informant... he's a criminal. And its not the Gauteng crime intelligence boss's job to work with informants, but rather the detective working under him. But they both cut from the same cloth.

      Sean Goldie - 2013-07-18 18:59

      He first placed a call to the Gupta's

  • nicolas.cocolas.1 - 2012-07-26 14:46

    And you think they will allow him to make it here alive........ The guy is going to "slip" down the stairs or something cliche like that...

      bobbyo.omar - 2013-07-18 17:06

      @Nicolas. You might be right, he did say when he was interviewed that there are powerful people involved in the killing

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