Nigerian suspect in killing of nurse had overstayed, say cops

Serdang Hospital nursing sister Siti Kharina Mohd Khairuddin. (File pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: A Nigerian man who has been been remanded to assist in the investigation into the murder of Serdang Hospital nursing sister Siti Kharina Mohd Khairuddin has told police he knew the victim through social media last year.

Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief Fadzil Ahmat said investigations found the man, who is the main suspect in this case, came to Malaysia in early January last year and met the nurse.

“He entered the country using a tourist pass last January. He has overstayed in this country,” Fadzil said.

Police are still questioning a 35-year-old Nigerian woman and a 38-year-old Pakistani man, who were arrested on May 16 in connection with the case.

All three suspects have been remanded for seven days.

Siti Kharina, 40, was reported missing on May 8.

She was found murdered later, with slash wounds on the chest, neck and head, by the landlord of her rented condominium unit in Cyberjaya.