The murder of Arben Lleshi may have cost up to 1 million euros, what Mjacaj reveals in his testimony about putting the gun in the cell

2024-02-28 22:55:15Aktualitet SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
The victims Arben Lleshi and Sokol Mjacaj

It is believed that the participants in this scheme operated independently of each other. Even if one of them can be discovered, it is almost impossible to connect all the links of the chain to get to the mastermind and the orderer. The entire criminal operation is thought to have cost several hundred-thousands, up to 1 million euros.

"All this very good organization also requires large financial costs, these costs also mean the fact that it is not simple, but very complicated, which will definitely lead to a criminal result", said Eugen Beci, former prosecutor.

"Such an undertaking is extremely costly from the financial side, it requires extensive cooperation, internal and external investments, which you can understand with the condition of this convict, it is impossible to carry out all this organization for an execution inside the prison alone for a momentary quarrel", said the former director of Peqin prison, Faik Basha.

The first question that arises is exactly how the weapon got into the cell, escaping several checks to the cell, not forgetting the periodic checks that would have to be done inside the cell.

Mjacaj: "22-23 days ago, I don't remember the exact day, I put a firearm in the cell that I had ordered from outside the prison. I want to tell you the details of where I ordered it, from which person and how I entered it in IEVP Peqin in a second moment. The firearm was a Smith model revolver and had a total of 5 rounds. I paid 500 euros for this weapon and it arrived 1 week after I ordered it.

"In my opinion, even the suspect himself does not know how the weapon was introduced, I think it was given to him by one of the other convicts who contracted it, I don't believe it was contracted from abroad but by another prestigious convict, the one who he has no idea how the weapon was introduced, but it was simply made available to him to commit the murder", said the lecturer, Kreshnik Myftari.

The weapon was introduced in the period between November 22-25, according to Mjacaj's testimony and the suspicions of the investigation team, which are supported by cross-examination of other evidence. The prosecution arrested 12 prison employees under the charge of "Abuse of duty". Among them, leaders and former leaders of the prison or the Police of that institution. The Court of Appeal released them and none of them are behind bars.

"These people that you say are simply abusers of duty, or accomplices in the criminal offense which is the introduction of illegal items, and I further advance cooperation in murder that the introduction of items is the provision of items and conditions and constitutes a separate offense". former prosecutor, Eugen Beci.

"The security scheme of these institutions and this institution is clear, no person enters the internal regime, whether part of the staff or management, without being checked", said the former director of Peqin prison, Faik Basha.

For a long time, Sokol Mjacaj wanted to be transferred to the sector where he killed Lleshi, it is revealed who gave the approval

The head of the institution, Kamber Hoxha himself, assumed the position as commander on November 22, 2023. The movement of Sokol Mjacaj to the sector where the crime took place was only 3 days before the crime, exactly on December 12, 2023. He, for a long time, insisted on approaching the sector 1 or 2, right next to Arben Lleshi. This persistence of his had also caught the eye of the victim Lleshi. It should be emphasized that the convicts do not have access and contacts between the sectors, which are separated. The only way he could get close to Lleshi was to transfer to sector 1 or 2, which were attached and separated by wire nets in the ventilation.

Mjacaj: "I asked to be transferred to sector 1 or 2 of building B, when I was in sector 4, building A, but they took me to sector 6, building B. So, for 3-4 days I was taken to sector 1 of building B .

It is proposed to move the convict Sokol Mjacaj from room 3, sector 6, floor 2, Building B to room 9, sector 1, Floor 2, Building B for reasons of adaptation. This movement has been approved by director Kamber Hoxha and Chief of Police Nikolin Gjonpalaj".

This transfer decision within the regime is probably the last approved by Police Director Gjonpalaj. It turns out that he submitted the task exactly on December 12, the day of Mjacaj's accommodation in the room that brought him closer to the sector near Arben Lleshi. He only took office on November 21, 2023, 1 day before director Kamber Hoxha was also appointed.

"Both the leaders of the institution and the leaders of the prison police, regardless of the movements they had before or after the criminal offense, I am talking about their transfer, they must be held responsible, but the investigation, negligence or cooperation must be separated because they are two opposite things" , said the former prosecutor, Eugen Beci

In the testimony, it is clarified that within a few days, the two leaders were involved in the systematization of several prisoners, including Mjacaj. So he was finally transferred to the sector next to Arben Lleshi.

Kamber Hoxha: "Citizen Nikolin Gjonpali was the police chief until 14.12.2023. Upon taking office on 22.11.2023, he dealt with the organization of work and the system of some convicts who were not accommodated for various reasons in the accommodation rooms in the sector, a situation which he learned from the subordinate structure of the police".

During this period, the gun was brought into the prison, as the murder took place 2 days after the police chief left.

This constitutes one of the most serious concessions. It seems impossible that the perpetrators could have introduced the weapon without the cooperation of insiders.

"In the security scheme, it is clearly defined how the controls are carried out, how you enter regimes where there are at least 3 checks that are done before you pass and a complete sterilization of the officers, family members or lawyers, prosecutors who come", said Faik Basha, former director of Peqin prison.

Was the crime weapon brought into the prison by one of the officers?! Why did the official refuse the position of Police Director...?!

In this whole story, the attitude of the officer Qani Muça is also interesting. He was assigned the duty of Prison Police Director, even though he did not accept it. This is confirmed by the fact that he did not sign the acceptance of the position after the director Hoxha communicated to him.

Qani Muça: "Since the moment of communication, I have declared to the Director of the Institution that I have not been asked nor have I considered being appointed to this position and that for personal reasons I do not think that I am able to perform this task and I will not accept receiving it".

"Of course, he was aware of the security situation, but he was not aware of what could happen, of course, but when an employee has in front of him the fact that they are giving up a security element, he would take on such a task", said Faik Basha, former director of the prison of Beijing

There are two tracks on how to get the gun inside the prison. The prosecution suspects that the crime weapon was introduced into Mjacaj's cell through household appliances. However, the possibility that the pistol was hidden in the body of one of the police officers is not excluded. There are two scenarios for this. Either the police officer is allowed, or it must be someone who has authority over the security staff to pass without being searched. This track has been taken into serious consideration by analyzing all the circumstances and concessions within the prison institution.

I think that apart from the fact that there are collaborators within the prisoners, it is definitely impossible not to have collaboration with the security personnel, the personnel, the police and everything related to security in the prison. Such a serious breach of security is impossible if there is no accomplice and very good organization", said Eugen Beçi, former prosecutor.

"The only track remains that of the introduction, perhaps using some created and observed spaces, but also through the cooperation of 1,2 or 3 security employees, family members or civilians who work in the institution", said Faik Basha, former director of Beijing prison

As it was made public through a report by the director Kamber Hoxha, there were problems with the scanner in Peqin prison that did not work for long periods. However, this is not a determining factor in the introduction of a weapon, as every entry and exit to the prison is also subject to physical checks.

Nuk duhet harruar se kontrollet në qeli që janë permanente dhe bëhen 2 herë në javë. Me sa duket, kjo gjë nuk ka ndodhur. Madje, konstatohet kontradiktë mes dëshmisë së drejtorit Kamber Hoxha dhe shefit të regjimit Vilson Shima. Ky i fundit, ka nxjerr zbuluar faktin se qelia e Mjacajt nuk ishte kontrolluar prej kohësh.

Kamber Hoxha: “Nuk mund ta sqaroj se si ka ndodhur, pasi kontrolli është kryer, por mund të këtë patur neglizhencë në ndonjë moment të caktuar nga punonjësit e policisë të cilët kanë kryer kontrollin. Kontrolli kryhet kryesisht me dorë duke i kontrolluar një për një sendet dhe me dedektor dore”.

Vilson Shima: “Dua të them se kontrolli i dhomës dhe fizik i shtetasit Sokol Mjacaj është bërë rreth para 1 muaj e 15 ditësh, nga kontrolli nuk është konstatuar asnjë send i kundraligjshëm.

Në dëshminë e Mjacajt, mes rreshtave kuptohet sikur ai mbron punonjësit e Policisë. Ai thotë se kontrollet janë realizuar por ka arritur ta fshehë armën. Një dëshmi që nëse e ballafaqon me deklaratën e oficerit Shima, ngre dyshimet se mund të synojë të mbulojë diçka.

Mjacaj: “Unë e fshihja në një kuti qumështi bosh, kuti të cilën pasi e hapja e mbyllja me atak. Kur kishte kontrolle unë hapja kutinë, armën e merrja e mbaja në brez dhe më pas e fusja prapë në kuti, prapë e mbyllja kutinë me atak.

Në të vërtetë, mendohet se arma është fshehur në VC e tualetit e cila nuk ishte funksionale. Kjo zbulohet edhe nga dëshmia e shtetasit Ëngjëll Uçaj, një i moshuar i dënuar përjetë i cili ndante qelinë me Mjacajn. Ai ka deklaruar se para vrasjes, dëgjoi zhurma të çuditshme që vinin nga tualeti.

Zbulohet dëshmia, debati i Sokol Mjacajt me Arben Lleshin pak kohë para ekzekutimit

Mjacaj “Para se të vija në këtë sektor, para dy muajve, unë e pashë Arbenin që po bënte ajrosje dhe unë isha në qelinë time e cila përkonte me vendin ku po bënte ajrosje Arbeni. E pyeta nga dritarja pse kishte hapur fjalë për mua dhe ai filloi të më provokonte duke më pyetur pse kërkoja të shkoja në sektorin e tyre dhe më tha disa fjalë që nuk më pëlqyen, sikur nënkuptonte diçka.”

Kjo alibi e Mjacajt, konsiderohet jo bindëse nga grupi hetimor. Thyerja e sigurisë për futjen e armës, kërkon lidhje të fuqishme jashtë të cilat nuk mund ti kishte një njeri si Mjacaj. Ai, ka kryer vrasje të tmerrshme, por, është larg të qenit i sofistikuar.

Ajo që bie në sy nëse i referohesh dosjes hetimore, janë verifikimet e hapura ndaj një emri të njohur të botës së krimit. Fjala është për shtetasin Fran Marashi, një prej të dënuarve për masakrën e Urës Vajgurore në 17 Qershor 1997.

Marashi, së bashku me disa miq të tjerë nga Shkodra, ishte bashkuar me familjen e të fortit të Urës Vajgurore, Musa Protoduari. Ata, u përfshinë në një përplasje brutale pas një mitingu të forcave të majta në Berat. Blindi i policisë u qëllua me antitank nga grupi i Protoduarve pranë vilës së tyre në qendër të Urës Vajgurore. 4 prej policëve u dogjën brenda blindit ndërsa 6 të tjerë u plagosën.

For the event, Fran Marashi was also convicted in absentia, against whom there were several testimonies confirming his participation in that massacre.

Marashi was arrested in 2007 and extradited to Albania. In 2009, he tried to escape from the cell. Despite his years in prison, he is considered a man of powerful connections and influence abroad. The possible contacts he had in prison with the author of the murder of Arben Lleshi, Sokol Mjacajn, are being verified by the investigative group.

In the long list of documents received by the investigative team, there is also the investigative file of Marashi.

"The law enforcement bodies use informants, the country with the most informants helps the bodies, the guards, the prison police for order and security in the prison. This could be one of the reasons that such a file is received," said Eugen Beci, former prosecutor

In these moments, the process against Marash has been opened for retrial in the Special Court Against Organized Crime. Marashi managed to win this right by claiming that he did not know about the process before him, violating his fundamental rights.

It is not known why his criminal file was requested, since Marashi had no relationship or conflict with the late Arben Lleshi. The only doubt that may arise could be the exchange of favors, but even in this direction, there is no data.