A Nigerian student, Kennedy Toomwabwa Dede, has been reportedly killed in Cyprus, police say. Dede was abducted from his car by eight men, and was taken to the Çanakkale Pond, seriously beaten and killed.
Three Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizens, namely, OK (E-18), ZK (E-22) and B.Ç. (K-16), have been arrested in connection with the case.
It has not be ascertained what transpired between the victim, Kennedy Toomwabwa Dede and his assailants.
Police say investigations are ongoing.
This is not the first time that Nigerian student and citizens will be murdered in the Turkish-controlled country.
In 2015, it was reported that a Nigerian student, Ebinabo Mendeinyo, allegedly jumped to his death from the sixth floor of his apartment building.
However, investigations revealed that the young student was actually stabbed to death by some of his countrymen because of a fracas they had over a Zimbabwean girl at a party earlier that day.
One Nigerian student, Jerry Uduimoh, popularly called called MC Jerry, a comedian and event host amongst the Nigerian community, was arrested in connection with the murder of Mendeinyo.
The North Cyprus Police had noticed stab wounds on the deceased’s body, hence the reason they intensified their inquiry into the death of the young man and it was eventually revealed that he was stabbed to death by not less than six of his countrymen.
According to reports, there was a fight between Mendeinyo and another Nigerian over a girl said to be a Zimbabwean. After the incident, the other Nigerian in company with five other men, first drove to Mendeinyo’s friend’s house, kidnapped him and forced him to take them to the house where the student lived.
They made the guy they had abducted to knock so that the victim would open the door without suspecting and when Mendeinyo opened the door, he was allegedly stabbed and his throat slit.
After that, they threw his body to the ground floor to make it seem that he had jumped.