Planned murder of a witness. The little known secret service scandal

There have been hints that the secret service was planning to murder Oskar Fegyveres, from the abduction case of the president's son. The police has had testimony since last year. But the case is now time-barred.

Oskar FegyveresOskar Fegyveres (Source: Sme)

In May 2016, former secret service agent Ľuboš Kosík testified about the alleged plans of the Slovak Information Service (SIS) to murder Oskar Fegyveres, the crown witness of the abduction of the president’s son. It is unclear whether the police investigated that case, and with what result.

SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

Kosík spoke out publicly about the plan to eliminate Fegyveres in an interview with the Sme daily last week. He also confirmed that as a secret service member he was personally involved in the abduction of Michal Kováč Jr. He now claims that the former SIS deputy head, Jaroslav Svěchota, who died in 2004, issued the order to murder Fegyveres. At that time Fegyveres was hiding in Switzerland.

“They were suppossed to take him and throw him from the rocks somewhere near Mont Blanc in Italy,” Kosík told Sme. “There is some mountain pass between Switzerland and Italy.”

Read also: Kováč passes, but his struggle continues Read more 

Kosík is currently hiding in Mali due to another case, unconnected to the Fegyveres and the abduction case.

The entire plan was allegedly orchestrated by former SIS member Michal Hrbáček, but Kosík did not want to talk about the case in any more detail, saying that he has already testified about it before the police and is ready to say more in court.

Report to the police

Kosík fled Slovakia in the summer of 2016, when the Supreme Court handed him a prison sentence of 14 years in a case concerning the falsification of obligations. He was detained in Mali in November 2017 and is still there awaiting an extradition decision.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

The Koch Garden is open to the public after years of neglect.

Exquisite garden in Bratislava’s Old Town opens to the public

The Koch Garden, the only one of its kind in Slovakia, awaits full renovation.


12. aug

Nature, culture, and luxury all in one valley

Ease your hiking muscles in a spa after a two-hour hike with incredible views and a walk through time.


27. jul
The Great Pyramid of Giza.

Are there hidden chambers in the Pyramids? Slovaks could help find them

Scientists are studying ancient monuments using a method based on gravity.


8. aug

News digest: The Interior Ministry reports some unusual requests

Bratislava's historic Koch Garden opens to the public, more than 500,000 cars roll off Slovak production lines in six months, and the ruling coalition discusses its own future.


12. aug
SkryťClose ad