Andreas Gregoriades has so far taken the matter to the Supreme Court in Nicosia but has stated that he will pursue this matter all the way to Strasbourg if need be.
Gregoriades who claims to have a cemetery plot in Larnaca which he maintains, has been refusing since 2010 to pay the €96 annual levy which the Oroklini Council demands from residents stating that he does not need a second cemetery plot.
The outcome of the case at the high court will determine if residents who already own a cemetery plot will be exempt from the levy, which in turn will result in thousands of people demanding to be exempted from the said levy.
This probable scenario will see local councils facing a dilemma, as on the one hand they spend hundreds of thousands if not millions of Euro in the construction of cemeteries and will not have the necessary funds to cover loans that were required to build them.
Gregoriades has already appeared before the courts, but the case was dismissed on a technicality as the judge ruled that based on the charge sheet, there were no indications of criminal wrong doing.
Oroklini News Comment
This deadly topic will just not go away for the Oroklini Council, after all they say if you do bad things, bad things happen!