Foreign Affairs ministry identifies killer of Nigerian diplomat in Sudan

Posted by Isaac Aregbesola | 14 May 2018 | 1,905 times

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•Foreign Affairs Minister, Godfrey Onyeama


Foreign Affairs Ministry on Monday said that the Immigration attaché, Mr Habibu Almu, who was assassinated in Khartoum, Sudan, May 10, was murdered by a Sudanese of Nigerian origin.

She was identified as Miss Inas Khalid Maikano.

The Ministry’s Spokesperson, Dr Tope Elia-Fatile, in a statement in Abuja alleged that the suspect, a student at the Sudanese-Canadian College in Khartoum, murdered Almu in his official quarters on Thursday.

He said that the suspect had been arrested and detained by the security agency in Sudan.

“Consequently, after several arrests and investigations by the host authorities, it was established that the deceased was stabbed to death.

“The suspect who is a student of Sudanese-Canadian College in Khartoum is a Sudanese of Nigerian origin.

“It was discovered during investigations, authorities discovered that the suspect had stolen some of the deceased personal belongings including cash,” he said.

According to him, the suspect allegedly confessed committing the crime and is being held in custody.

“Our Mission in Khartoum will continue to monitor and follow up the case to ensure that justice is done on this matter.

“In the meantime, the process of conveying the remains of the late Almu to Nigeria for a proper burial is being finalised,” he said (NAN).


Source: News Express

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