Nigerian in court over teen's murder

2012-04-02 16:40

Johannesburg - A Nigerian man appeared in the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old girl, North West police said on Monday.

Captain Adele Myburgh said James Rich Chukwaemek Amabua, 48, was arrested in connection with the murder of teenager Tsholofelo Patricia Simango.

Her decomposing body was found on March 17 near the Trim Park in Potchefstroom.

"She was reported missing. There were no visible injuries as the body was badly decomposed."

Myburgh said Amabua would remain in custody until the his next court appearance on April 11.