The accused, Kancha, 28, was found to be living in the same town with a fake identity, a crime branch official told the media on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.
With the arrest of Kancha alias Roshan Bechain Mandal alias Ashfaq Mohammad Sheikh, the number of the arrested persons in the crime has gone up to two, while two others are on the run.
It was reported that the body of Joseph alias Chindiniju Amechi Wilson, was found lying on a road in Pragati Nagar area of Nalasopara on October 16, 2019.
Other Nigerians living in the locality went on rampage, damaging parked vehicles and demanding arrest of the killers.
During the investigation, police identified four men for their alleged role in the crime and arrested Nasir Khan.
A charge sheet was filed against him in the court, the Vasai crime branch (unit II) official said.
Police received information that accused Kancha alias Roshan Mandal moved to Bengaluru six months after committing the crime and is currently living in Nalasopara with a fake identity and arrested him from a flat in Achole Road, Nalasopara (east).
According to the police, he returned to Nalasopara a few months back and changed his name to Ashfaq Sheikh. He also changed his appearance.
Police said the murder was a fallout of a drug deal.