Swiss police on Monday, February 13th, arrested a 27-year-old Nigerian asylum seeker in connection with the murder of a volunteer at the center run by Catholic relief charity Caritas.
She had been stabbed in her upper body and throat, and died in a hospital as a result of her wounds.
“Extensive investigations resulted in the suspicion of the asylum seeker from Nigeria,” chief prosecutor Martin Botzenhardt told public broadcaster WDR. “Evidence so far suggests that the 27-year-old made several attempts to establish contact with the victim in recent weeks.”
“Naturally this is a major turning point for our work,” said Hans-Peter Merzbach, who heads the Caritas mission in Ahaus.
“We must find out what kind of help the volunteers need,” he added.