'Holleeder suspected of ordering killing Endstra'
7 September 2007 , AMSTERDAM – Willem Holleeder and Dino S. (Soere) allegedly ordered the killing of real estate magnate Willem Endstra.
7 September 2007
AMSTERDAM – Willem Holleeder and Dino S. (Soere) allegedly ordered the killing of real estate magnate Willem Endstra.
The Amsterdam police have included these allegations in an official police report. Olivier Dutilh, head of the Serious Crime department, confirmed the news report aired by TV Nos Journal on Thursday.
Endstra was shot dead at close range near his office on the Apollolaan in Amsterdam on 17 May 2004. Formally Holleeder is not (yet) a suspect in this murder case. The police arrested Holleeder in January 2006 on suspicion of extortion from Endstra among others. Holleeder will stand trial for these charges as from Monday. According to Dutilh, the investigation into Holleeder and Dino S. as the persons who ordered the killing ‘is part of the investigation known under the code-name Enclave’. “It is an enormous puzzle,” Dutilh said. ‘But the pieces are slowly falling into place.”
Four suspects have been arrested in the Enclave investigation. Three of the suspects were allegedly involved in actually carrying out the killing. The fourth suspect was recently caught in Surinam. This man would have acted as a go-between between the ones ordering the killing and those executing it.
Dino S. has been officially charged with ordering the murder of the Amsterdam café owner Thomas van der Bijl. Van der Bijl was shot dead in April of last year. Van der Bijl held confidential talks with the police and the judiciary making incriminatory remarks about Holleeder. A number of suspects have been arrested in this case but S. is still at large.
Holleeder’s lawyer Jan-Heijn Kuijpers is annoyed about the reports that his client is suspected of murder. ‘The trial is on Monday; this looks like a premeditated action. I have no knowledge of these reports; they are not in the dossier. I have asked for these reports earlier, but according to the public prosecutor they were not relevant. It seems as if there is a hidden agenda.”
That Holleeder would be behind the murder of Endstra is according to Holleeder himself ‘total nonsense’, Kuijpers said. ‘I had absolutely nothing to do with that,’ is the standpoint held by Kuijpers’ client. In the police report names are listed. Holleeder says that of the ten names nine are unfamiliar to him.
[Copyright Expatica news +ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news