Frenchman Jean-Claude Lacote, needed since 1996 for killing a British businessperson has been captured in Abidjan, following 23-years on the run.
The outlaw even purportedly facilitated an unscripted television wrongdoing program and arranged a brassy jail break. Lacote, 53, and his better half Hilde Van Acker, 56, were each condemned to life in their nonattendance for the murdering of agent Marcus Mitchell who was shot twice in the head in Belgium in 1996.
The pair, recorded on Europol’s most needed rundown, fled Belgium in the outcome of the homicide just to reemerge two decades later in Ivory Coast.
“The two were captured in Abidjan. Lacote on Wednesday night and Mrs Van Acker on Thursday morning,” Brussels examiners representative Celine D’Have told AFP.
Belgian examiners will request the couple to be removed from the Ivory Coast. In the wake of escaping Europe, at first for Brazil, Lacote arrived up in South Africa where he propelled a TV vocation, facilitating ten scenes of a reality wrongdoing program Duty Calls, as per a 2016 report in Britain’s Independent every day.
The program featured how the police “managed savage offenders and hazardous wrongdoing scenes”.
In the wake of winding up in jail anticipating preliminary on a series of fakes, he additionally got away when his then sweetheart Van Acker acted alongside others like cops with counterfeit desk work, the report included.