Plot to kill George Louca revealed

George Louca didn’t appear in court after reports of a plot to assassinate him in prison.

George Louca. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The man accused of killing strip club owner Lolly Jackson did not appear in court this morning for his own safety, after reports of a plot to assassinate him in prison.

George Louca was extradited from Cyprus earlier this year to face charges for the murder of the Teazers Strip Club owner in 2010.

He has since been placed under strict police surveillance while in custody.

Louca was supposed to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court today, on a separate charge of possession of stolen property.

The Cypriot national's legal representative Owen Bloomberg confirmed in court that his client has become a target of an assassination plot.

Eyewitness News learned on Wednesday that Louca's security may have been compromised and that police received intelligence of a plot to kill him.

It's believed the apparent assassination plan may have been sparked by Louca's decision to tell investigators what he claims really happened the night Jackson was shot and killed.

It's alleged that a man linked to a case against Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir was transferred to the same facility housing Louca and was placed in a nearby cell.