Murderer of Sévèke has confessed
28 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – A 38-year-old man from Rotterdam has confessed to the murder of Nijmegen activist Louis Sévèke.
28 March 2007
AMSTERDAM – A 38-year-old man from Rotterdam has confessed to the murder of Nijmegen activist Louis Sévèke.
Public prosecutor Remco van Tooren announced this on Wednesday at a press conference in Nijmegen.
The man was arrested at an internet café in Barcelona, Spain on 16 March and then extradited to the Netherlands via an accelerated process on Tuesday.
A European arrest warrant had been issued for the man some time ago in connection with armed robberies in Zuid-Holland, Brabant, Utrecht and Nijmegen. Suspicion of connection with the murder of Sévèke was added to the warrant at the beginning of March.
The police say the Dutchman was registered as a Rotterdam resident, but his last address was in Spain. He knew Sévèke from the 1990s when he lived in a squat in Nijmegen for some time. Sévèke himself was living in squats during the same period. The Rotterdam man will be brought before the examining judge on Friday.
The Dutch police cooperated with Belgian and Spanish colleagues on the case. The US authorities also lent assistance with internet investigation.
The police think that the man arrested is the "man with the red and blue sport bag" who has been sought from virtually the very beginning of the investigation. The suspect is also reportedly the man seen near the murder site just before the incident.
Police consider him the only suspect in the case.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news