Po­lice can’t link sus­pects to diplo­mat, regis­trar’s killing – CP

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

The Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice in the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT), Al­kali Us­man, yes­ter­day said some sus­pects had been ar­rested over the killing of a for­mer Nige­rian Am­bas­sador to South Africa, Sun­day Yusuf and the Act­ing Regis­trar of the Med­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory Science Coun­cil of Nige­ria (MLSCN), Mrs Olu­funke Omo­tuyi.

The com­mis­sioner how­ever said at a news con­fer­ence in Abuja that both cases were still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion but that the po­lice had not been able to sat­is­fac­to­rily link the sus­pects to the crimes.

Yusuf was killed on the night of Mon­day, June 13, 2016. The killers threw him through the win­dow of his flat on the third floor of an apart­ment at the Diplo­matic Quar­ters in Wuse Zone 5, Abuja.

The Act­ing Regis­trar of the Med­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory Science Coun­cil of Nige­ria (MLSCN) was stabbed to death early Wed­nes­day, June 8, 2016 at her Apo Area res­i­dence in the FCT.

“There are in­stances where we have some peo­ple taken into cus­tody to as­sist in in­ves­ti­ga­tion process, for all the crimes you have men­tioned,” he said.

Us­man said the com­mand had de­vel­oped an op­er­a­tion order that would ef­fec­tively cover se­cu­rity ar­range­ments at all Eid pray­ing grounds to pre­vent any se­cu­rity breach dur­ing the Eid-el-fitr cel­e­bra­tion.

He said the ar­range­ment also cov­ers recre­ational cen­ters which will be a bee­hive of ac­tiv­i­ties, not­ing that Area Com­man­ders and Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cers had been prop­erly briefed on their re­spec­tive roles dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion.

He ad­vised Mus­lims to avoid car­ry­ing bags to pray­ing grounds, adding that this is not to in­con­ve­nience wor­ship­pers but a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure against se­cu­rity breaches.

The com­mis­sioner said the FCT Com­mand ar­rested 23 sus­pects over armed rob­bery and car snatch­ing of­fences around the FCT and its en­vi­rons.

Vice Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo (right), and Chi­nese vice Min­is­ter of Com­merce, Mr. Qian Kem­ing who paid him a visit at the Pres­i­den­tial Villa in Abuja yes­ter­day. Photo: Felix Onig­binde.

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