Nigerian asylum seeker arrested for murder of German woman in Switzerland

Nigerian asylum seeker arrested for murder of German woman in Switzerland

A 27-year-old Nigerian asylum seeker was recently arrested by Swiss police in connection with the murder of a volunteer at the centre run by Catholic relief charity Caritas.

He is is suspected to have stabbed the 22-year-old woman identified as Soopita P, on a street in the western town of Ahaus on February 11.

She had been stabbed in her upper body and throat, and died in a hospital as a result of her wounds.

Evidence suggests that the Nigerian man made several attempts to establish contact with the victim in recent weeks.

German prosecutors said they will pursue an extradition request of the detainee after he was arrested on a European warrant.

A memorial service for Soopika is scheduled for tomorrow at St. Mary’s Ascension Church in Ahaus.

The woman had moved to Germany from Sri Lanka with her family and had lived in Ahaus for a number of years and had wanted to work with children after having had experience working in youth welfare.

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