Durres prosecutors becomes target of assassination

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times November 3, 2019 10:47

Durres prosecutors becomes target of assassination

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  • Ndoja’s name became known a few weeks back, following his arrest warrant issued for Durres Mortgage Director Liridon Pula, an act that drew strong backlash from top government leaders, Prime Minister Edi Rama and Deputy Prime Minister Erion Brace, who repeatedly accused him of being a character linked to the underworld and acting on behalf of Durres gangs.

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TIRANA, Nov. 2 – Durres Prosecutor Arjan Ndoja was the target of an assassination attempt on Friday evening. 

The vehicle he was traveling in was the target of several automatic gun bullets as it was entering the city of Durres. 

Ndoja was injured, but not shot dead. 

Two more people were inside the car with Ndoja, one being Andi Maloku, reportedly the prosecutor’s driver. 

Maloku, in critical condition, was transported to the Trauma Hospital in Tirana, where numerous police forces were deployed, while Ndoja and Laho remained in the Durres hospital, also under strict police control.

On Tuesday, Albanian police announced the arrest of citizen Redjan Rraja, as allegedly one of the perpetrators of the assassination attempt on Friday against Ndoja, his driver Andi Maloku and the other passenger in the vehicle whose name remains unrevealed. 

Rraja was reportedly caught trying to flee the country. Another detail are his footsteps inside a car that was abaondned after the assassination attempt. 

Local media also highlighted his family ties to Socialist Party MP Rahman Rraja.

Rraja, in cooperation with other persons, allegedly attacked Ndoja’s vehicle while walking along the Tirana-Durres highway.

Ndoja’s name became known a few weeks back, following an arrest warrant issued by him towards Durres Mortgage Director Liridon Pula, an act that drew strong backlash from top government leaders, Prime Minister Edi Rama and Deputy Prime Minister Erion Brace, who repeatedly accused him of being a character linked to the underworld and acting on behalf of Durres gangs. 

Ndoja appears to be a controversial figure with a lot of layers. 

Prior to his appointment as a prosecutor, he was a lawyer – during this period he is reported to have defended many crime-world names. 

He was also later mentioned in the episode of the attempted attack, a few years ago in Durres, towards a prominent lawyer in this town.

On the other hand, the person traveling with him in the car, Aleksander Laho, is also a troubled character, suspected of being involved in criminal activity, having changed his identity several times, and suspected of being involved in the beating of a Lebanese businessman, who was investing in the construction of a tourist complex in the Lalz Bay. 

 

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times November 3, 2019 10:47