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Woman found dead in recycling bin in US, 24-year-old Nigerian man charged

Woman found dead in recycling bin in US, 24-year-old Nigerian man charged

- Authorities in the United States are trying to identify a woman found dead in a recycle bin in a Nigerian man's bedroom

- The suspect, Alex Akpan, has been charged with tampering with evidence in the case

- The woman was found dead on September 5 in Houston, Texas

A 24-year-old Nigerian identified as Alex Jude Akpan has been charged with tampering with evidence in the case of a woman who was found strangled and left inside a recycling bin in his bedroom.

Eye Witness News reports that authorities are trying to identify the woman, whose body was found in Akpan's room by his mother.

Legit.ng gathers that the 24-year-old suspect requested for an attorney when investigators tried to interview him.

Woman found dead in recycling bin in US, 24-year-old Nigerian man charged

Alex Jude Akpan. Photo credit: KHOU11

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According to the Harris county medical examiner, the woman was found dead on September 5 in the 9600 block of Wellsworth Drive, Houston, Texas.

Report has it that Akpan has been released on bond. According to the Harris country district attorney's office, the suspect could be charged with murder.

The Harris county medical examiner's office wants the public to help in the woman's identification. The deceased was described as a young black woman, 5'6" in height, weighing about 162 pounds, with short to medium length black hair.

She had single ear piercings with large yellow metal hoop earrings. She was putting on a striped t-shirt with the inscription 'NYC Classic' and olive green pants. A gray Hanes brand zipper hooded sweatshirt (size small) was tied around her waist. The woman was found without shoes or socks.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man, Opeyemi Abdulahi Orekan, was arrested and arraigned in the United states for duping no less than ten American banks of over $100,000.

He was reportedly involved in an organised fraud ring that used fake passports from Nigeria and Ghana and fraudulent identities to defraud a number of banks of tens of thousands of dollars.

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Source: Legit.ng

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