George Louka set for extradition hearing

2012-05-12 16:22

Johannesburg - Strip club boss Lolly Jackson's alleged murderer will appear in a Cypriot court for an extradition hearing that could bring him back to South Africa, the Saturday Star reported.

George Louka, accused of killing Jackson at a house in Edenglen near OR Tambo airport on 3 May 2010, was arrested by Cypriot police in March after evading capture by the South African police force.

He was also wanted for theft, possession of suspected stolen property and fraud.

The hearing was reportedly scheduled for Monday.

Sean Newman, a former spokesperson for Jackson's strip club chain Teazers, said it was "premature to get excited about George being extradited."

"Look at the [Shrien] Dewani case. Authorities took action immediately with that, and he is still not here. So I'm not holding my breath that there will be an outcome soon," he said.

Forensic consultant Paul O'Sullivan told the newspaper that Louka would be able to also assist police regarding organised crime syndicates and corruption within the police service if he was sent back to South Africa.

Louka's lawyer suggested in March that his client be released, but the request was refused with the judge citing the serious allegations against him.

His bail application was later abandoned.

"We are confident that having compiled with all the legislative aspects, we will have him extradited to South Africa," said National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga at the time.

  • Frans - 2012-05-12 16:42

    'Louka would be able to also assist police regarding organized crime syndicates and corruption within the police service if he was sent back to South Africa' I get this funny feeling he won't be sent back to South Africa. He's gonna open a can of worm and it's not gonna look good on some people's records.

  • meredith.r.pollock - 2012-05-12 17:16

    Why are we wasting our time with this????? Lolly got what he deserved, he treated people like crap, he lied, cheated, stole & probably a hell of a lot more. You play with fire you gonna get burned. He was nothing more than a low life criminal & got taken out.. Bringing his killer back here is a total waste of time & tax payers money..

      Marion - 2012-05-12 17:32

      We should waste our time with this for the simple reason that he may be able to spill the beans about others like him. We all know there are many. Insofar as Lolly goes, wasn't someone I would have liked to be associated with. Just hope that any plea bargain they enter into with him is better than the one they entered into with whasisname who bribed Jackie Selebi -seriously can't remember his name :-)))

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-12 18:15

      Agree, keep this thug in Cyprus. Somehow, all these so called "high profile" gangsters don't go to jail; Glen Agliotti.......Radovan Krejcir.... They just go to court every few months....that's all ! We got enough of these untouchable gangster scum amongst us, living the high life !!!

      Marion - 2012-05-12 19:01

      @Anthony - The only reason they get away with it is because they bribe SAPS officials and dockets go missing etc. Saw Piet Byleveld arrest a wealthy guy, only in SA about 10-15 years, in connection with the bouncer problem a few years back. He was out in a matter of days and nothing ever seems to have come of his arrest. Yet all who know him are very much aware that his wealth has been acquired through dubious means.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-12 19:16

      Marion, Exactly !! And these thugs always seem to win ! Look at Glen Agliotti, he bribed Jacky Selebi with R162 000. Selebi is in jail, and Agliotti is sitting in a 5 star restaurant eating caviar !!!

      Erna - 2012-05-12 20:23

      Wake up and smell the coffee - this is much bigger than Lolly Jackson's murder!

  • Marion - 2012-05-12 17:27

    Here comes some more mental or physical illness...

  • Erna - 2012-05-12 20:41

    This is much bigger than finding Lolly Jackson's murderer. I think what has been reported is only just scratching the surface.

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