At around 11pm last night (Thursday 28 December 2017), police arrested a 26-year-old man in the Preston area on suspicion of murder.
He remains in custody for questioning.
Mohammed’s body was found on Dyehouse Lane, Rochdale at around 8:15am on Monday 25 December.
The 21-year-old was found with multiple head injuries and stab wounds to his neck.
Detective Inspector Dave Meeney of GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “Since Mohammed Aftab’s body was found we have been carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the exact circumstances surrounding his death.
“We have now made an arrest and we currently have a 26-year-old man in custody on suspicion of murder. He will be questioned later today.
“However our investigation continues and I would continue to ask that anybody with information comes forward and contacts police.”