Namibian arrested in Malaysia for ­girlfriend's murder

13 November 2019 | Crime

A 26-year-old Namibian man has been arrested in Malaysia on suspicion of strangling and dismembering his Nigerian girlfriend.

The man was arrested on Saturday in Cyberjaya in the Sepang District of the state of Selangor.

Police in Sepang said at a news conference that the suspect had two previous criminal charges of trespassing and posing as a civil servant.

It is believed that the suspect had befriended the 33-year-old woman through social media.

The Malaysian national news agency, Bernama, reports that the Namibian was arrested in connection with the discovery of the woman's dismembered body in an apartment in Cyberjaya on 6 November.

According to Bernama, the Sepang district police chief, Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdul Aziz Ali, confirmed the arrest of the Namibian suspect.

He said the suspect was detained by a police team from the serious crime unit at a popular shopping strip in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, two days after the woman's body had been discovered.

Aziz said the crime was believed to have stemmed from a fight between the suspect and the woman, who was apparently his girlfriend, at the apartment before he strangled her to death.

According to Bernama the suspect allegedly cut off both of the woman's hands in a bid to dispose of the evidence.

The police later found her hands in a rubbish bin at the apartment building. The woman's right leg was also reportedly almost cut off.

Bernama reports that the police also found a knife which is believed to have been used to maim the woman's body.

The suspect was a former student at a private institution of higher learning in the Klang Valley, but he was expelled last year. He has been remanded in custody.

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