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A European arrest warrant on Nikolai, the witness, was issued

22 September 2015 / 21:09:09  GRReporter
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The Greek judicial authorities have issued a European arrest warrant on Nazif Mehmedov (Nikolai) in connection with the murder of 4-year-old Annie Borisova, reported the Greek tabloid Espresso.

According to the tabloid's sources, Nikolai's involvement in the killing of the four-year-old child and destroying her body is evidenced by both the clues found in the apartment and the contradictions in his testimony.

The same sources indicate that the presence of Nikolai at Stanislav's rented place on the day of the murder has been undeniably proven by the presence of his biological material on objects, which had been used to conceal the body. Among them is a fingerprint on a bottle of bleach used to clean the child's blood off the walls, floor and furniture.


In his original testimony before the Greek authorities, given at the Greek-Bulgarian border, Nikolai categorically denied the allegations of Annie's parents claiming that he knew all the details about the child's death, and that he tried to take advantage of this by blackmailing Stanislav Bakardjiev for money.

This is what Annie's father said in his additional testimony. Stanislav Bakardjiev told the investigator in Athens that 30-year-old Nikolai tried to extort money from him to keep silent about what he knew. Annie's mother, Dimitrina Borisova, made the same claim from the prison in Eleonas near Thebes. "As far as I know, Nicholai demanded €5,000 from him. In addition he threatened him that unless he gave the money, he would tell me the whole truth. Nicholai knows everything," said Dimitrina.

Nikolai (Nazif Ahmedov) was called upon to give additional testimony on the case of the murder of four-year-old Annie and the destruction of her body on 2 June. He failed to appear before the Greek investigator, as a result of which the Greek judicial authorities sent a request that Nikolai furnish written evidence at the District Prosecutor's Office in Gabrovo.

Today, the Greek tabloid Espresso carried the answers to the questions sent by the Greek investigators. The document at the Gabrovo Prosecutor's Office is dated 23 June, 2015, and its translation into Greek has been forwarded to the judicial cooperation body of the European Union, Eurojust, as well.

In his additional testimony, the witness lapses into contradictions not only with the testimony of Stanislav Bakardjiev who has been charged for the murder of the child, but with his own initial testimony, reports the Greek tabloid.

Nikolai (Nazif) completely rejected Stanislav's version claiming that they found the dead Annie together, saying instead: "On the morning of 9 April, 2015, I woke up at around 11:00. I made coffee, drank it and came out of my room to have a wash. I wanted to go into the room of Stanislav and the child to use his perfume, but the door was locked. Shortly after that I left for work (...) I did not see either Stanislav or the child (...) I never realized the child was dead."

In another part of his testimony, Nikolay says emphatically: "I have not instigated Stanislav to do anything whatseover."

Asked whether he went to the apartment during the evening of the same day, he replied: "I went there at about 22:00-22:30, but Stanislav did not let me into the apartment. He told me that his mother was over, and he didn't want her to see me. He fetched my jacket and my stuff and passed them to me at the staircase outside his room. "

Further on in his testimony, however, Nikolai says he went back to the apartment to bring cigarettes to Stanislav. "I remember that on Friday between 00:00 and 1:00 I went to Stanislav. I was thirsty and went to the kitchen. He was cooking something strange in a saucepan on the hotplate next to the sink. I asked him where the child was and he told me she was with her mother."

When the investigator asks him how he could explain the presence of his fingerprints on the bleach bottle, Nikolai replied: "I lived in this apartment and took care of its hygiene."

He claims to have remained alone with Annie several times and describes their relationship in the following way: "While living in the apartment, I had a casual relationship with the child. I took care of her because Stanislav was consistently abusing drugs, and spent most of his time in narcotic sleep. Sometimes he would go to the store or buy a dose of drugs, and this is when he left me alone with the child."

In his initial testimony, Nikolai had pointed out that Stanislav behaved aggressively with Annie. In his further testimony he claims: "There were times when he treated her very well. But there were other times when he would tell her off on account of pretty trivial things: that she didn't eat her food, that she wouldn't tell him that she loved him, that she soiled her clothes (...). He hasn't been aggressive in my presence. Perhaps with the exception of one occasion when he was so angry that he wanted to bathe her in cold water."

In anticipation of Nikolai's arrest, Greek law enforcers are investigating all versions as to what might have happened to little Annie as well as the motives of all parties involved in the case. The tabloid quotes sources as saying that biological material from Annie, Nikolai and another male so far unidentified was found in a blood stain next to the child's mattress. This new find might give an entirely different twist to the investigation of the heinous crime, Espresso comments.

Tags: Crime news murder of Annie Borisova witness Nikolai additional testimony European arrest warrant
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