Jakobo Nkosi
Biographical information
Full name Jakobo Nkosi
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Death 2016
Cause of death Blood loss
(slashed throat)
Nationality Flag of South Africa South African
Profession(s) Pilot
Military pilot (formerly)
Affiliation(s) South African Air Force (formerly)
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #37: Crash and Burn (s3)

Jakobo Nkosi (1961-2016) was the victim in Crash and Burn (Case #37 of World Edition).


Jakobo was a 55-year-old South African pilot who had flown The Bureau's plane to Kenya. He had curly gray hair underneath a black pilot's cap. He wore a white pilot uniform and a black tie at the time of his death.

Events of Criminal Case

Jakobo alerted the Bureau of an explosion in one of the plane's engines and made a crash landing in a baobab tree in Madagascar. He, along with co-pilot Jasmine Hart, climbed down from the plane and the tree in order to alert the US Embassy of the incident.

Murder details

Jakobo was then found by the plane wreckage hours later with his throat slashed. Despite the circumstances, Angela could tell instantly that the cut in his throat was the cause of death, which made him bleed out in seconds. The cut itself was deep and broad, and had signs of tear marks meaning the blade was serrated, so she told Carmen and the player to keep their eyes out for a hunting knife. She also found nasal mucus on the victim's face which had grass pollen, which meant it was hay fever. Since the victim had no symptoms of such a reaction, this meant the killer had hay fever.

After investigating the docks for a second time, the team managed to find a hunting knife. Despite the lack of the victim's blood, Angela confirmed it was the murder weapon due to the serrated blade matching the victim's wounds. She also managed to find blue fibers on the knife's handle, and determined they came from an article of clothing. This meant the killer wore blue clothes.

Killer and motives

The killer turned out to be an ex-soldier named Aristide Akintola.

Aristide denied involvement but later admitted to the crime. He only said that he wanted to kill all people inside the plane, but when he spotted Jakobo in Antananarivo, he could not resist chasing him and slicing his throat with a hunting knife because the victim had him kicked out of the military years prior on the basis of his missing eye. Despite his silence, the team deduced at court that someone had paid Aristide to carry out the hit. Judge Adaku sentenced him to 30 years in jail.

Case appearances