Authorities in the TRNC have arrested nine people to facilitate investigations into the murder of 33-year-old student Obasanjo Adeola Owoyale in Lefkosa.

Obasanjo, from Nigeria, was found dead in a car trunk in Kaymakli on July 8, seven days after he was reported missing. His body was wrapped in a blanket.

Body found in car trunk in Lefkosa is that of missing Nigerian student Obasanjo Adeola Owoyale

According to media reports, the nine suspects were arrested around 4 am on Thursday in an apartment building, about 500 metres away from the parking lot where the body was found.

It was reported that they found traces of blood inside the apartments and the parking lot.