According to the newspaper Bild, Soueymane Sidiki, 23, has been charged with the murder of a Romanian prostitute, Lica Luminata, in her home in Regensburg on August 30.
Sidiki, who was originally from Senegal, was at that time living in a shelter for migrants on the same street. He is accused of killing the woman after another asylum-seeker suggested “knocking out prostitutes in order to steal their money.”
According to the charges, Sidiki went to the woman’s home and paid her 50 euros for sex. He then smothered her with a pillow, took her money, and stole her phone. He fled Regensburg afterwards, but was later arrested at another center for migrants on the Czech border.
Bild has also reported that Sidiki was supposed to have been expelled from Germany prior to the date of the murder because his application for asylum status had been rejected on June 20, 2017. However, because they lacked the documents necessary to expel him, the local authorities were unable to do so. Sidiki was therefore only allowed to remain in Germany because of an administrative error.