The German police passed on the names Golubovic had given them to their counterparts in Brussels, they were: Darko Ašanin, Veselin Vukotic and Andrija Lakonic
Kristijan Golubovic told German police officers Vukotic, Lakonic
and Ašanin were behind the Hadri murder in Brussels (Photo: Fonet)
In 1992, Golubovic's story was corroborated by Marion Krueger, the estranged, German wife of Ašanin who, according to German police records, confirmed her husband was part of the plot to kill Hadri and named Lakonic
as the man who drove the Golf and Vukotic
as the one who pulled the trigger.
On March 24, 1990, the trio - Ašanin, Vukotic
- met at Nana, one of the very few privately-owned nightclubs at the time.
They were seated in the VIP
section with their girlfriends when, according to witnesses, a fight broke out between Vukotic
Shots rang out and Lakonic
was found dead on the floor.
Ašanin turned himself in the next morning surrendering his
weapon, which was later found to be the same calibre as the gun used in Hadri's assassination.
When the police did search the apartments of Lakonic
, Ašanin and Vukotic
, they found them to be in possession of several passports with different names, all issued by the Yugoslav authorities, according to court reports at the time.
March 24, 1990: Andrija Lakonic, a Montenegrin boxer with a long criminal record, is killed in a shootout in Belgrade's Nana nightclub, a well-known gangster hangout.
Witnesses name two suspects who were seen drinking with Lakonic
that night, but are not sure who fired the shots.
During the subsequent trial, evidence produced in court includes several passports issued to Lakonic
, Ašanin, and Vukotic
, with their pictures but false names.
Ašanin is acquitted on all charges and the murder of Lakonic
is pinned on Vukotic
, who is on the run.