Suspect wanted in connection with the murder of Nigerian student, Obasanjo Adeola Owoyale arrested in Turkey, confessed in court

A student who had been on the run and was declared wanted by Turkish Cypriot police in connection with the murder of Nigerian student, Obasanjo Adeola Owoyale has been arrested and taken to court in Lefkosa where he voluntarily confessed to the murder.

The accused who escaped and exited the country on July, 4th, four days after the incident was identified and arrested by Turkish police on September, 29 in Turkey and then handed over to Turkish Cypriot police.

He was brought to court on Monday, September, 30 to face trial for murder charges.

According to report by Turkish Cypriot daily, Yeniduzen, the accused confessed in court on Monday that he killed the victim. 

Police prosecutor told the court that the DNA test on the items taken at the suspect's residence where he lived in Lefkosa before the murder matched that of the suspect.

Noting the seriousness of the matter, the judge ordered the suspect to remain in detention for three days until trial.

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Obasanjo, 33 was found dead and wrapped in a blanket inside the trunk of a car parked in an open area on a school road in Lefkosa, 8 days after he was declared missing on July, 1, 2019.

An autopsy report revealed that he had a knife cut on the head and died from brain injury and broken head bones.

Following the incident, police launched a wide scale investigation and on Thursday, July, 11, they arrested 11 people in an apartment building located just about 200 meters from where the car was found.

Police found blood stain on the wall of the apartment and took several items including a knife and a blood stained carpet as exhibit from the apartment which were sent to Turkey for examination. 

The results of the analysis marched the blood on the items with Obasanjo's blood.

Over 21 people were also arrested and questioned during the period of investigation.

Police prosecutor said he took statements from 38 people during the first three-day detention period. 

Police investigation revealed that Obasanjo was murdered over a dispute for 32,000 Euros.

Following series of appearance in court, 10 of the accused were released from detention with no case brought against them in connection with the murder.

One of the accused believed to have a hand in the murder was given a one month detention order pending trial.

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