The investigation into the murder of two Sarajevo police officers has been going on for more than three years, but the search for the killers has also been going on. However, lately, something has moved from the deadlock, but the information provided by the lawyer of the suspect Aleksandar Macan, Dusko Tomic, is at least symptomatic.
Adis Sehovic and Davor Vujinovic were Sarajevo police officers who were killed on duty during a patrol in the Alipasino Polje settlement on October 26th, 2018. To this day, the case is uninvestigated, even though numerous versions have occasionally could be heard about what exactly happened and who killed the officers.
The most common scenario is that it was a theft of a vehicle, which was stopped by the police and there was a shooting that ended fatally for them. Investigators promptly promised a quick response and a solution to the case, but as time went on, it became increasingly difficult. Today, we have reached the level that the lawyer of one of the suspects mentions the national basis as a motive, which in a way, makes sense in this whole case.
Aleksandar Macan from Pale, who was involved in car theft, was recently considered as the first suspect in this case. His DNA was found at the scene of the murder, and an Interpol warrant was recently issued for him. Information has been published that he was hiding in Spain. However, in order to make the whole case even more complicated and show how the state border is permeable, Macan appeared in the Sarajevo prosecutor’s office accompanied by a lawyer – he surrendered.
If he was in Spain, then how did he manage to cross all borders as a man with a red warrant? But, it is more likely in this case that Macan was hiding in Serbia, so he simply used the lousyborder control between Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia and just walked into the country.
This is where his lawyer Dusko Tomic appears, who in his public appearances tries to present him as a kind criminal. So we listened to how Macan had the courage to surrender, how he said goodbye to his family, and how he allegedly revealed the name of the killer to the investigators. Lawyer Tomic claims that his client Macan did not even know that his partner in car theft, Savo Marinkovic (who is allegedly the killer), was carrying a weapon.
And if Macan is just an “ordinary car thief”, why did he keep quiet about everything for three years? Why was he on the run? What does nationality have to do with this case, given that the lawyer claims that the killer “pathologically hated Bosniaks” and I guess that’s why he shot? The lawyer goes further and inserts a sentence about how the police officers were sent to the crime scene in a planned way because someone allegedly called them on the phone. An ideal mystery in an already complicated case.
While we hear stories about good criminals, the families of the killed police officers are still waiting for justice, and the state, even in this case, seems powerless so individuals ridicule it by walking into the prosecutor’s office even though they are on the Interpol red notice.