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Blendi Teta denies involvement in the execution of the ex-policeman: Martinaj threatened to wall me up

Blendi Teta denies involvement in the execution of the ex-policeman: Martinaj

Blendi Teta, has testified in the trial in charge of Leonard and Elis Duka, Fatmir Hysen, Oltion Logu, Aleksandër Manxhak and Dritan Agaj, as a person who is suspected of being aware of the murder of former policeman Santiago Malko.

The process is underway in absentia. Blendi Teta has answered the questions of the prosecutor and the lawyers of the defendants. Journalist Klodiana Lala provided BalkanWeb with the testimony of Teta, who denied that he knew Malko and that he had no knowledge of his murder.

" I do not know Santiago Malko and I have no knowledge of the event of August 27, 2019. At that time I was in Albania. On the 27th, I went for lunch at the bar "La Familia" in the area of ​​Fresco. At that time I was the manager of the Duka Brothers lottery company for Tirana. I met them 3 years later after I sold my sports betting company to them and Ervis Martinaj.

He sent me to dinner in Ervis Metani's car because my friend had taken my car, who had gone to Kavaje for personal business. At dinner with Leonard and Elis Dukes, Fatmir Hysen, Oltion Logut, Aleksandër Manxhak, we were all managers for different gambling circles. I went to lunch around 5:00 PM and stayed until 7:30 or 7:45 PM when I left.

Since I didn't have a car, I asked Ilir Selman to accompany me with the work car, which was a white 'Skoda', and use it to transport the lotto tables. Selman accompanied me until I found a taxi. We went to police station 4 and then I went to the children's hospital. One taxi was broken and a kiosk sales told me wait 5 minutes the next taxi is coming. I emphasize that my mobile phone was turned off. Standing there I wanted to go to the toilet. There was no toilet in a bar next to hospital 5 and I entered the hospital inside for personal needs. ", he said.

Among other things, he said that after taking care of his personal needs, he took a taxi and went to his friend's house in Don Bosco.

" I didn't go to the children's hospital, but to hospital 5. When the taxi arrived, I headed towards my friend's apartment, in 'Don Bosco'. Meanwhile, my family lives near the dry lake. I practiced the lottery activity from 2005 to September 2019. I learned about the murder a few days later in the newspapers. I then received information that I was wanted for gambling and left for Golem where I stayed until September 13th.

I want to clarify that I have the same relationship with Ervis Martinaj and the Duka brothers, a matter of tears. During the time I was in Golem, the taxi driver I used often and who lived below my friend's house told me that the police had searched my house. I didn't talk to my friend because she was afraid that the police had gone. While I had not spoken to my wife and children. When I returned to Tirana on the 13th, the police arrested me, I did not give a statement there, the next day they gave me some papers to sign and told me they were the lawyer's papers. I have nothing to do with this event, nor do I know Santiago Malko ," he said.

Teta has asked me to make a statement at the hearing.

" I want to clarify, honorable court, that even though I knew I was looking for lots, I was moving. On September 8 or 9, 2019, Ervis Martinaj asked to meet me. For this he brought me to meet one of his chunas named Arbër. I met Martinaj the same day at ETC in a bar on the second floor. He was there with some of his group members, among them Erigers Mihasi. There, Martinaj showed me my video when I was waiting for the taxi near the hospital.

There they threatened me and asked me to tell about the Duka brothers. Then he took me and sent me at gunpoint to a basement in Sauk. There they threatened me, telling me to tell who was involved in the Malko incident and where the Duka brothers lived. I explained to them that I don't know anything, Martinaj and his group threatened me that they would kill me and wall me up. Then they released me. Dear Court, I want to ask the prosecutor a question ," he concluded.

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