Louka extradition continues next Friday

Legal teams have until Friday to make final statements in the George Louka extradition trial.

Murdered Teazers boss Lolly Jackson. Picture: EWN

CYPRUS - Defence and prosecution lawyers are set to make their final submissions in George Louka's extradition hearing next Friday.

Louka skipped the country after the 2010 murder of strip club king Lolly Jackson.

The Teazers boss was gunned down at a house near OR Tambo International Airport on Gauteng's East Rand.

Louka will remain in police custody in Cyprus until the end of the hearing.

Prosecuting lawyer Elena Sophocleous questioned the police officer who arrested Louka in Limassol.

The cop told the court that authorities were informed that Louka was wanted for Jackson's murder.

Police spoke to Louka on the phone and he did not resist arrest.

Judge Elena Ephraim called on the lawyers to prepare their final statements for next week, when the case is expected to wrap up.

Earlier in the trial, it emerged that officials were wrong to send the extradition papers to the embassy in Athens, because Cyprus and South Africa have diplomatic relations.

It also emerged that legislation prevents Cypriot citizens from being extradited.

Louka also asked the judge for the extradition papers so he could study them in prison, but Ephraim refused his request.

At the time of his arrest, Louka was also wanted for theft, fraud and possession of stolen property.

He was arrested by Cypriot officials in March.