Why did the Duka brothers clash with Martinaj? The testimony of Ilir Selman, convicted for the murder of Santiago Malko, is revealed!

2024-02-21 13:30:44Aktualitet SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
Santiago Malko/ Ervis Martinaj/ Leonard Duka

Ilir Selmani, sentenced to 28 years in prison as a participant in the murder of Santiago Malko , testified in the trial against Leonard Duka, Erlis Duka and others, accused of the same incident.

Selmani insisted on his innocence, claiming that he was convicted on evidence manipulated by police officials. According to him, thousands of Euros were paid to harm the Duka brothers.

The cause of the clash between the brothers Duka and Ervis Martinaj , according to Selman's testimony, was the gambling business.

Ilir SelmaniI have nothing to do with the murder. I learned it on television. I have close friends with the Duka brothers. I went for lunch on the day of the event at the bar they had rented. Lunch was casual for about 2 hours and 30 minutes. There were 8-9 people at the table, Blendi Teta, Fatmir Hyseni, Erlis Myftari brought Bledi and left. I ask Erlis Duka to accompany Blendi Teta by car to the hospitals. I heard something, but I don't know if it was gunshots or not. Then when I thought about the incident, I realized that they were krismas. Then I took the car and when I got to the bar, the police had surrounded Erlis and Leonard. 4 days after the event, he saw that there are 9 people wanted for the murder of Santiago Malko (addressed to the prosecutor) Every piece of evidence is manipulated by two police officers. You, the prosecutor, said from Blendi Teta's statements that I am involved, but you have no proof. You didn't do any investigation, you got tampered evidence from the police officers. Money was paid to obstruct the investigation. Officers were wiretapped that they tampered with the evidence. I have material and I am waiting for the evidence, the written information and the phone records that prove that the investigations were manipulated.

Prosecutor Behar Dibra:  Very well, we encourage you to report the case.

Ilir Selmani:  Blendi Teta was taken hostage and raped. You have condemned me with his statements. I met him in prison "313" when he was in transit. He told me that Ervis Martinaj took him hostage. They told him that we will wall you up. I know Ervis Martinaj that he had a joint lottery company with the Duka brothers. The reason for the clash between Dukes and Martinaj was that the latter wanted to take over his business. I am in prison for nothing, I and my friends are innocent. The prosecutor has done patchy investigations.

The trial in absentia continues for the rest of the suspects. Named as the head of the Duka clan, Leonard Duka, is arrested in Belgium pending his extradition to our country. His brother Erlis Duka, Fatmir Hyseni, Aleksandër Manzhaku, Oltion Logu, continue to be wanted since 2019. So far, they have not been arrested by the police.

Santiago Malko was killed after the "Duke Clan" clash with Ervis Martinaj's group. Leonard Duka and Ervis Martinaj were close friends who then turned into sworn enemies, leaving behind many victims. Their clash came over money from gambling activity. 

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