A Nigerian man claiming to be a homosexual who had fought against the Boko Haram terror group has appeared in court after allegedly murdering his girlfriend.
She tried to fight back with a pepper spray that she aimed at her attacker’s eyes – to no avail.
She was raced to the local hospital but died shortly after arrival from massive blood loss from over 50 stab wounds. Soopika, who had moved to Germany from Sri Lanka with her family, had lived in Ahaus for a number of years and wanted a career working with children.
According to reports, she was very popular, had many friends and loved playing the piano and violin in her spare time.
Police chief Herbert Mengelkamp quickly focused in on Anthony I, whose asylum application was in the process of being rejected by authorities.
Her father Sivasamboo, 53, said; ‘She felt threatened by him and was fearful in the days before the attack.’
He tried to stuff her body into the blue suitcase at the crime scene but fled when passersby saw him. He fled to Switzerland but was caught two days later by police at Basel railway station.
He is facing life imprisonment when an expected guilty verdict is handed down on September 20.
Soopika’s lawyer Hans-Peter Maas said; ‘She was a good person. On her birthday she sent gifts to homeless people in Sri Lanka.’
-Culled from Dailymail