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Top NPA officials prepare for Louka extradition

2012-03-23 23:12

Johannesburg - Senior National Prosecuting Authority officials have prepared a request for George Louka’s extradition from Cyprus, it was reported on Friday.

This was revealed by eNews after it was learnt earlier in the day that Louka, wanted for Lolly Jackson’s murder, had been arrested in Cyprus.

According to eNews, Louka was arrested for a variety of charges that included robbery.

South Africa has a treaty with Cyprus that allows for his extradition, eNews stated.

Louka has been on the run since Jackson’s 2010 murder.

"He was arrested in Cyprus. We will get more details at the weekend," said national police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Vishnu Naidoo.

He was expected to appear in court in Cyprus next week.

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

Louka allegedly phoned Gauteng crime intelligence boss Joey Mabasa and confessed to killing Jackson shortly after the murder.

Louka told the Sunday Times in a recent interview that he would "want to talk to the police in South Africa".

"But I don't think I will get a fair trial," Louka was quoted as saying. The weekly newspaper asked him for details about the night Jackson was murdered, but he declined to say anything further.

"I am alive because I am not a betrayer," Louka told the newspaper in May last year.

Comments
  • Luviwe - 2012-03-23 23:27

    Just depot him to his home country, all these underworld people are fugitives of justice in their own coutries. You will see how they will abuse our justice system, not wanting to go back.

  • bnnyoni - 2012-03-23 23:42

    its like a movie lol i love there names...

  • Frank - 2012-03-24 03:27

    It will be like a high school reunion with all his buddies in the police. He's got all the right credentials to become the next police chief.

  • Dean Hart - 2012-03-24 03:54

    Hi

  • Raymond - 2012-03-24 07:28

    Another one with a lame excuse just like Dwani who had his beautiful wife murdered.'I won't get a fair trial'

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-24 13:33

    Time to contract an anti-extradition illness and a good spindoctor.

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