Three men aged 37, 30 and 36 were remanded for eight days on Monday in connection with the murder of a 28-year-old man from Cameroon who was found dead with multiple stab wounds at Nicosia’s central bus station at Solomos Square in the early hours of Sunday.
The man was found at around 3.30 am with stab wounds on his hand and back that appear to have been inflicted using a broken bottle.
Police said they were alerted early on Sunday about an injured man in the area. The victim was transferred by ambulance to the Nicosia general hospital, where his death was confirmed.
He reportedly had a heated argument at a bar in central Nicosia with the three suspects during which he was hit with a broken bottle and fled the scene only to be found dead around a kilometre away, at Solomos Square.
The three suspects were arrested after police secured testimonies linking them with the case.
Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said on Monday the suspects are being investigated for premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit murder and possession of an assault object.
It seems, he said, there had been a quarrel.
“The motive is under investigation. If more information occurs on other persons involved, then they will be assessed,” Angelides said.
More testimonies are expected to be taken from various persons, he said, as well as the results of scientific tests.