The murderer of Nikos Katsikas, who was arrested by the Egyptian police, confessed and spoke in detail about the crime.
The brutal murder in Egypt of APE-MPE correspondent Nikos Katsikas, found stabbed a few days after the crime, both Greece and Egypt were shocked. The journalist was found dead on Monday in his apartment after neighbors called the police because of a strong odor coming from the premises. He was discovered in a pool of blood, with multiple stab wounds.
The killer is a food delivery man from a restaurant. He said that they met in a restaurant a few days before the death of Nikos Katsikas. Mobile phones testify to the same. That day the journalist called him home. They started talking, and the courier complained about the difficult financial situation and cramped living conditions.
In response, the correspondent allegedly offered him sex for money, promising to pay a certain amount. However, after sex, according to the courier, he did not receive the promised money and, in a fit of indignation, stabbed Katsikas several times, writes newsbreak.gr.
Then, according to the Egyptian media, he took valuables, 260 euros found and three mobile phones, after which he left the apartment: “That’s how I killed Nikos Katsikas after sex.”
During the investigation, the police located the perpetrator. According to the Egyptian site elrai.net, the sexual motives of the monstrous crime are also being studied. After the autopsy, the journalist’s body was transferred to the Greek Embassy.
The 56-year-old journalist has been a correspondent for APE-MPE since 2016, and has worked with ERT in Cairo for several years. Nikos Katsikas was an active member of the Greek community in Egypt, the founder of the newspaper “Phos”, vice-president of the Greek Cultural Center in the Egyptian capital.