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Ex-Comanchero bikie boss checks out of hospital and goes into hiding after botched assassination

Wife of ex-Comanchero bikie boss Amad Malkoun is amazed he survived assassination plot as he checks himself out of hospital and goes into hiding

  • Ex-Comanchero boss has reportedly fled a hospital after botched assassination
  • Amad ‘Jay’ Malkoun, 56, survived the attempted car-bombing in Athens 
  • Senior investigator told Daily Mail Malkoun remains in contact with authorities 

A former Comanchero bikie boss targeted in an assassination attempt outside a gym in Athens has checked himself out of a Greek hospital and gone into hiding.  

Amad ‘Jay’ Malkoun checked out of the Asklipeio General Hospital in Voula, 15km south of Athens, over the weekend against the advice of doctors.

Malkoun was still being treated for serious burns as well as injuries to his legs and hands following the explosion that tore through his luxury car late last month.  

A senior investigator told Daily Mail Australia that the 56-year-old former Victorian president of the Comanchero bike gang had remained in contact with the police since leaving hospital.

Notorious ex-bikie boss and convicted drug trafficker Amad ‘Jay’ Malkoun (pictured) has checked out of a Greek hospital after being questioned by authorities in connection with a botched assassination attempt

Doctors were treating him for serious burns and multiple leg and hand injuries after a powerful explosion ripped through his luxury car on the outskirts of Athens (pictured)

Doctors were treating him for serious burns and multiple leg and hand injuries after a powerful explosion ripped through his luxury car on the outskirts of Athens (pictured)

His wife, Samantha Malkoun (pictured), flew to Greece to be at her husband's bedside and said she feared he was dead after seeing pictures of his injuries

His wife, Samantha Malkoun (pictured), flew to Greece to be at her husband’s bedside and said she feared he was dead after seeing pictures of his injuries

‘We know where to find him if needed and we remain in close contact,’ the senior police official said. 

‘But once out of the hospital, his safety is his own.’

The official refused to explain the reasons for Malkoun’s sudden departure from the hospital, where doctors said he remained in a stable but serious condition.

Hospital officials also refused comment.

His wife, Samantha Malkoun, flew to Greece to be at her husband’s bedside and told The Daily Telegraph she feared he was dead after seeing pictures of his injuries. 

‘You really cannot believe how he survived, he’s very religious and he’s a lucky, blessed person,’ she told the publication. 

She said her husband was in good spirits after the botched attempt on his life.  

At least two state police officers have guarded Malkoun’s room at the Rodosakeion ward of the state hospital since Friday, when he narrowly escaped death in the powerful explosion. 

Experts believe the blast was triggered by sticks of dynamite linked to a remote control device that was activated as the convicted heroin dealer entered his car after an early morning workout at an upscale gym in Glyfada, south of Athens.

The senior investigator said Malkoun was circulating without security guards, ‘just some friends and co-workers’ who helped yank him out of the flaming car, moments after the blast.

A senior investigator told The Daily Mail the 56-year-old former Victorian president of the Comanchero bike gang has remained in contact with state authorities after providing them with a detailed testimony late Sunday (pictured is his car) 

A senior investigator told The Daily Mail the 56-year-old former Victorian president of the Comanchero bike gang has remained in contact with state authorities after providing them with a detailed testimony late Sunday (pictured is his car) 

Experts believe the blast was triggered by sticks of dynamite linked to a remote control device that was activated as the convicted heroin dealer entered his car

Experts believe the blast was triggered by sticks of dynamite linked to a remote control device that was activated as the convicted heroin dealer entered his car

The senior investigator said Malkoun was circulating without security guards, 'just some friends and co-workers' who helped yank him out of the flaming car, moments after the blast

The senior investigator said Malkoun was circulating without security guards, ‘just some friends and co-workers’ who helped yank him out of the flaming car, moments after the blast

Confronting images and videos broadcast on local medial and social media sites showed Malkoun laying badly injured on the road before the ambulance and rescue crew arrived.

Fragments from the explosion were found across a 150-metre radius.

The leading investigator said ‘dozens’ of testimonies had been taken from witnesses and people close to Malkoun.   

Greek police said they were actively working with Australian police and Interpol on the case.

Malkoun reportedly remains an influential figure within the Comancheros group, whose associates have been involved in a gang war gripping Melbourne’s streets.

He allegedly established a power base in Greece working with Russian gang members.

The leading investigator said 'dozens' of testimonies had been taken from witnesses and people close to Malkoun

The leading investigator said ‘dozens’ of testimonies had been taken from witnesses and people close to Malkoun

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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