34-years old relative who set the explosion at the head of the Albanian Football Federation villa left in prison, court rules
Arlen Hasanaj, a 34-years old man who set the explosion at the head of AFF Armand Duka last week, remains in prison, the Albanian Court of Durrës ruled today. The man, who turned out to be a relative of Mr. Duka, was arrested as the perpetrator of placing a small amount of explosives in the outer gate of the AFF President villa.
As a main evidence against Hasanaj, the prosecution presented a wound on the hand of the 34-year-old man, which is suspected of being caused by the explosive.
The investigators are also investigating that the explosive attack on Duka’s house was staged by the President of the Albanian Football Federation purposely to divert attention from the latest news about scandals in the direction of the AFF.
Hasanaj is a cousin and a person close to Krenar Hasanaj, who served as an administrator in the company “Kantina 'Gjergj Kastriot Skënderbeu,” owned by the Koka family in Durrës, connected to Armando Duka’s family. Apart from being the company’s administrator owned by brothers Lefter and Nar Koka, Krenar Hasanaj has also been a company shareholder in different periods. Investigators suspect that there have been conflicts between Armand Duka and the Koka brothers in recent years, even though they have a family relationship. According to investigators, Arlen Hasanaj may have been used to send a “message.”
Armando Duka made the headlines recently due to his attempt to manipulate the elections for a sixth term as the President of the Albanian Football Federation.