MOSCOW, April 10 (RAPSI) – Lawyer for Khamzat Bakhayev, a suspect in the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, claims that his client had an alibi, Kommersant newspaper reported on Friday.

Investigators allege that Bakhayev was hiding Anzor Gubashev, another suspect in the case, in his house outside Moscow.

However, Bakhayev's girlfriend claims to have spent two days with him in a Moscow flat, according to his lawyer Zaurbek Sadakhanov. 

He said that his client had not left Moscow for two days after February 27 when Nemtsov was gunned down. 

Sadakhanov filed a motion that investigators order records of his client’s mobile phone calls that would show that Bakhayev never left Moscow between February 27 and March 1.

Two other suspects who were detained over the killing also claim to have alibi, according to Kommersant.

Zaur Dadayev, who had pleaded guilty to Nemtsov’s murder and and testified against other suspects, now claims that he spent the evening of February 27 at the Zinc Bar in western Moscow.

Tamerlan Eskerkhanov’s lawyers claim that their client was in a restaurant in central Moscow at the time of the murder.

Nemtsov, co-chair of the Republican Party of Russia – People’s Freedom Party (RPR-PARNAS) and former first deputy prime minister in the Yeltsin government, was fatally shot as he walked home with a girlfriend in central Moscow.

Five men were arrested on suspicion of killing Nemtsov.