More details emerged on the murder of Walshak Augustine Ngok, 25, a Nigerian student who was murdered during the weekend and dumped at a forest area near Tashkent village in Haspolat, Northern Cyprus.
Ngok was reportedly killed by his roommate on April 19 for alleged stolen money.
Three people out of the 12 people arrested for the murder confessed to the crime in court on Monday.
Earlier on Sunday, Northern Cyprus police carried out an operation in Gonyeli in which nine people, all foreigners were arrested and detained for investigation.
Another three suspect were detained in another home operation. Among those arrested are 9 Nigerians, 2 Zimbabweans and 1 Ghanaian
Items recovered in the operations include laptop and phones which were confiscated.
According to one of the suspects who confessed to the police said the murder took place in the living room of an apartment located in the Lavinyum Site in Dikmen.
An autopsy carried out on the student revealed that he died from head trauma as a result of severe beating, the student suffered from blunt head trauma, cerebral hemorrhage and loss of breath as a result of being choked.
Ngok was reportedly to have fought with his friend in front of an apartment building on Lavinyum Sitesi on the day of the incident.
Meanwhile, six of the twelve suspects arrested in connection with the murder have since been released.
The other six suspects will be taken to the Nicosia Court of Appeal again tomorrow.
Arrested after the incident, Clement Ozuman Manufur (M-21-Nigeria), Christian Chukwuka Ezani (M-31-Nigeria), Gabriel Kelechi Muukwe (M-31-Nigeria), Chinonso Chiemelie Onue (M-31-Nigeria), Prience Ogunmanam ( M-29-Nigeria) and Ifeanyıchukwav Valentine Eze (M-33 Nigeria) were identified as having no ties to the case and were released.
Ezeh Christopher (M-29-Nigeria), Ambrose Kelechi Onyeukwu (M-33-Nigeria), Nana Fosu Awoture Nkansah (M-30-Ghana), Wayne Ayanda Moyo (M-26-Zimbabwe), Afamaefune Hanry Uwadibie (M-31-Nigeria) and Amanda Nyambawe (F-22-Zimbabwe) are still under arrest.
— Herald Nigeria/Cyprus Today Online