Police in Germany records success in unravelling the murder of a Nigerian Killed in Germany – By Osaretin Evbuomwan
Police in Germany, in their characteristic nature of excellence, have recorded success in finding the killer of a ‘33’ year old Nigerian who was killed in Wolfsburg, Germany on February 5, 2016 as reported by Urhokpota Reporters in a previous report.
The murdered Nigerian, from Enugu state, was called Mr. Jerome Chiedozie Ofor – also known as Mba Devine – but popularly called Jerry. He is married with children in Nigeria. However, in his official documents in Germany, he falsely claimed to be from Cameroon, giving false identity – an unfortunately common practice among many Nigerians seeking asylum abroad. He was murdered in his accommodation in Wolfsburg, Germany by hitherto unknown person who stabbed him to his death. But on the 3rd of March, 2016, the Police in Wolfsburg, through an official report, announced a breakthrough having the prime suspect in the case.
In the report published on the crime register of March 4, 2016, available online, the Police Department of Wolfsburg, Germany claimed that they have recorded success in the investigation of the murder case after “extensive and intensive investigations by a team of 21 competent officials”. According to the finding, a 23 year old Liberian refugee was provisionally arrested.
According to Thomas Figge of the Police Department, “After evaluation of results of investigations, witness statements and evaluation of existing tracks, a sufficiently concrete suspicion against him (the Liberian refugee) was established and that led to the search of the residence and the arrest.”
At the request of the public prosecutor, the man was brought before a judge at the district court in Braunschweig on March 3, 2016. The Police noted that the 23 year old Liberian had not been previously interrogated. The police declined to give more detailed information because of the ongoing investigation.
Additional reports by Osayande Amadasun.