Three people have been arrested in connection with the abduction and murder of a 28-year-old Nigerian student, Kennedy Toomwabwa Dede in Famagusta, North-Cyprus.
Dede was reportedly kidnapped by a gang of eight people, on Tuesday night, January 30. It is alleged that the suspects took him to the Çanakkale Pond, where they brutally attacked and killed him. They later dumped his body in a lake.
Three Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizens identified as Zekeriya Kurucu, 22, Ozan Korkurt, 18, and Burcu Çelik, 16, were arraigned in court on Thursday arraigned in court in connection with the murder.
The court ordered the suspects to remain in police custody for two days, as investigation is still ongoing.
Four other suspects, Nidai Sanli, Onur Kurkurt, Dagdur, and Aydan Sel have also been arrested.
The motive behind Dede’s killing is still unclear.