Lolly suspect not being extradited

2013-09-17 18:27


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Johannesburg – Murder-accused George Louka has been granted an interdict by the Supreme Court of Cyprus preventing his extradition to South Africa, his lawyer told Eyewitness News on Tuesday.

Louka is wanted in connection with the death of Teazers strip club boss Lolly Jackson, who was shot dead on 3 May 2010 at a house in Edleen, near OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park.

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

EWN said last month another Cyprus court had issued an order to extradite Louka to SA.

He then hired a new lawyer to appeal the order, as he feared for his life if extradited.

According to EWN, the judge hearing the case said Louka’s concerns were warranted.

The SA authorities had been confident that his appeal would be rejected.

Before the ruling, justice spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said: "We are confident that the appeal court will dismiss his application and confirm [the] extradition order so that Interpol can facilitate his [Luca's] return to South Africa as soon as possible."

"Our legal system is recognised globally, as seen in the Dewani case."

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