A Nigerian man charged with murdering a Malaysian woman

SEPANG, May 27 — A Nigerian man was charged with murdering a Malaysian woman in the Magistrates Court in here, this morning.

The 36-year-old, Alowonle Oluwajuwon Gilbert from Benin City, Nigeria is suspected of having murdered Siti Kharina Mohd Kamarudin, a nurse, 41, at Tower 1, Third Avenue Condominium in Cyberjaya, Selangor between 12.41am until 2.30pm on May 9 and May 15.

The accused was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code and he faces the mandatory death penalty if he is found guilty, according to local media.

No plea was recorded from the accused who was unrepresented. Deputy public prosecutor Nasharina Nazlan prosecuted.

The court fixed July 31 for mention, pending the submission of several documents.

According to the Star, the court later released a 35-year-old Nigerian woman and a 38-year-old Pakistani man who had been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder earlier.

Siti Kharina was reported missing on May 8 and was found dead with slash wounds on her chest, neck and head by the owner of her rented condominium unit in Cyberjaya on May 15.

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