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Ellis murder suspects arrive in Bali

One of the two men arrested this week over the murder of Australian Robert Ellis in Bali is accused of slashing the businessman’s throat.

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Police allege Mr Ellis’s wife, Noor, ordered both Yohanes Sairokodu, 24, and Urbanus Ghoghi, 24, to kill him.

The pair was arrested in Sumba, an island east of Bali, on Tuesday, after a violent clash with police.

The men were hiding in jungle, and fought back with poison arrows and machetes before police shot them both in the legs.

The prisoners arrived in Bali on Thursday afternoon, handcuffed and heads bowed.

Chief of the Bali provincial police violent crime unit Pande Sugiarta said the men had been under observation for almost five days before the dramatic arrest on Tuesday.

“Based on preliminary statements, both got orders from Noor Ellis,” he said.

“During the execution, Urbanus was the one who cut the victim’s neck and Yohanes was the one who held the victim’s leg.”

Police allege Mr Ellis, 60, was killed in the kitchen of his Sanur villa before his body was wrapped in plastic and dumped in a ditch.

They are weighing charges that can carry the death penalty for Ms Noor, who remains in custody accused of arranging the murder.

Also in custody are her two maids, accused of abetting the crime, and the boyfriend of one of the maids, to whom Ms Noor paid Rp150 million ($14,220).

Her lawyer does not dispute the payment was made, but says Ms Noor only wanted the man known as Aril to “solve her problems” – which centred on the couple’s finances and relationship – and not to harm him.

Two more suspects remain at large, but police say they know their whereabouts and it’s only a matter of time before they are arrested.

One of the two men arrested this week over the murder of Australian Robert Ellis in Bali is accused of slashing the businessman’s throat.

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Police allege Mr Ellis’s wife, Noor, ordered both Yohanes Sairokodu, 24, and Urbanus Ghoghi, 24, to kill him.

The pair was arrested in Sumba, an island east of Bali, on Tuesday, after a violent clash with police.

The men were hiding in jungle, and fought back with poison arrows and machetes before police shot them both in the legs.

The prisoners arrived in Bali on Thursday afternoon, handcuffed and heads bowed.

Chief of the Bali provincial police violent crime unit Pande Sugiarta said the men had been under observation for almost five days before the dramatic arrest on Tuesday.

“Based on preliminary statements, both got orders from Noor Ellis,” he said.

“During the execution, Urbanus was the one who cut the victim’s neck and Yohanes was the one who held the victim’s leg.”

Police allege Mr Ellis, 60, was killed in the kitchen of his Sanur villa before his body was wrapped in plastic and dumped in a ditch.

They are weighing charges that can carry the death penalty for Ms Noor, who remains in custody accused of arranging the murder.

Also in custody are her two maids, accused of abetting the crime, and the boyfriend of one of the maids, to whom Ms Noor paid Rp150 million ($14,220).

Her lawyer does not dispute the payment was made, but says Ms Noor only wanted the man known as Aril to “solve her problems” – which centred on the couple’s finances and relationship – and not to harm him.

Two more suspects remain at large, but police say they know their whereabouts and it’s only a matter of time before they are arrested.