They were jailed this week in the Ivory Coast, the BBC reported
” They had actually altered their identities to go undetected,” Ivory Coast authorities said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
While he was a fugitive, Lacote worked as a host on a truth TV criminal offense show called Task Contact South Africa, the BBC reported. The show aired from 2000 to 2003.
2 of Europe’s a lot of desired crooks, Hilde van Acker and Jean-Claude Lacote were detained today in the Ivory Coast after 20 years on the lam..
( Ivory Coast Cops)
In 2007, after he was detained and charged with defrauding an Irish entrepreneur, he broke out of a Johannesburg jail with van Acker’s help, the BBC reported.
Lacote and Van Acker were attempted in absentia for the 1996 murder of Marcus Mitchell, according to the news outlet.
Prosecutors stated Mitchel was killed after he realized that Lacote had actually defrauded him in a business deal.
After being discovered guilty, they were sentenced to life in prison, according to the BBC.
Belgium cops have named them to the country’s most desired founded guilty criminals list.