Half a kilogram of C4 type explosives was placed in the car of Aleksandër Sadikaj, who died the day before. The explosive was activated at a distance, when the vehicle was moving on the outskirts of Tirana.
Investigations have revealed another detail from the event that shook the capital on Saturday. Sadikaj was armed, adding to suspicions that he felt threatened. But the weapon did not serve him, as the assassins had calculated a more sophisticated mafia plan.
Journalist Dorjana Bezat reports that a “Volswagen” type vehicle, which was completely burned, the police found a pistol firearm together with a loaded comb. Due to the explosion, the weapon was damaged, but it was sent to the laboratory for examination.
However, police are still not sure if the 27-year-old was the target of the attack as the vehicle in which the explosive was placed was not in his name. But, to clarify the event, the police have focused on the criminal past of the victim.
An investigative group set up to uncover the event in cooperation with the victim’s relatives to build a map of the car movements that the 27-year-old has made in recent days to discover the moment when the explosive was placed in the vehicle behind the front tire. that it was remote controlled. The perpetrators allegedly followed the 27-year-old at a distance and when his vehicle was on the Tirana-Elbasan highway and there were no other vehicles near him, they blew him up.
Top Channel was able to provide footage of the first moments after the explosion where the young man had his uncle out of the vehicle on fire and the lower gymnasiums were cut off by the explosion. Passers-by helped the 27-year-old transport him to the trauma hospital where he arrived without signs of life.
Aleksandër Sadikaj, originally from Berat, divided his life between Tirana, where he recently lived, and Memaliaj, where he had built an agritourism business for more than a year.
The 27-year-old, since 2011 turns out to have been arrested 5 times by the police for theft, injury, attempted murder and opposition and disobedience to the police.
The most serious conflict was in Saranda in July 2019, when for weak motives he had a conflict with a person, seriously injuring him with a knife.
Sources from the police said that the young man is suspected of being implicated in drug trafficking and it turns out that he also carried out this activity in Greece, where he often traveled.