Nigerian Arrested Over Death of Filipino Woman in Japan

A Nigerian man was arrested in Japan Tuesday in connection with the death of a Filipino woman who was found dead in the house the duo shared in Saitama Prefecture last week.

The bodies of the woman’s two infants were also found in the same house located in the city of Soka.

According to sources cited by The Japan Times, the 52-year-old Nigerian man, whose name was not released, admitted to stabbing Billoso Alma Tojembara, 40.

The Filipina woman’s 1-year-old son Ishige, and 5-month-old daughter, Akiko, were also found dead on the night of Dec. 19 by responding police officers. The Nigeria was at the scene with injuries to his stomach and was hospitalized after the incident.

All four had knife wounds, with the woman suffering 10 cuts to her upper body. A bloody knife was found in the house, according to the police.

An autopsy found that Tojembara died from blood loss and the two infants died from damage to their internal organs.