One of two Albanian nationals believed to be responsible for the October 12 murder of lawyer Michalis Zafiropoulos, is in police custody after being arrested in the western city of Patras, on Saturday.
The suspect; a 32-year-old Albanian Roma man, was found in a Roma settlement as he was preparing to leave for Albania. He was found to have escaped from jail.
The second man being sought, is believed to have already escaped to Albania.
According to the police, three inmates serving long jail sentences who were transferred from Korydallos prison to Greek police headquarters to testify, are under suspicion as intermediaries who contracted the two Albanians from an Albanian crime ring.
The two men intended to put pressure on Zafiropoulos to intervene in their dealings with one of his clients, with whom they had ‘unfinished business’.
It is believed that things got out of hand as it was not their intention to murder the lawyer, but rather to intimidate him only, instead.