Slain envoy Yusuf laid to rest
The former Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, Sunday Yusuf, who was recently murdered in Abuja, was laid to rest after a burial ceremony in Abuja yesterday.
Yusuf was killed in the night of Monday, June 13, 2016, by yet unknown person who threw him through the window of his flat on the third floor of an apartment at the Diplomatic Quarters in Wuse Zone 5.
He was buried at the Gudu Cemetery in Abuja after a Christian funeral Service at the First Baptist Church, Garki Abuja.
A relative, Doctor Luka Bahago, told Daily Trust that the killers of his cousin were yet to be apprehended by the police.
Bahago said the family had suffered serious agony over the slow space of investigation to apprehend and prosecute the killers.
He noted that several weeks after the murder, there seemed to be no feedback from the police on the outcome of investigation by the police. He said based on the autopsy report, the late Yusuf died of suffocation probably caused by strangulation.
Bahago noted that the state of the corpse after being thrown from the third storey of the building with his brain tissues splattered in a drain, made the murder more gruesome.
He said the killers were brutal in their mission, because it appeared nothing was stolen from the house, adding that there were many questions yet unanswered based on the autopsy report.
“We wonder why the mutilation in such a gruesome way, when he was already killed from strangulation,” he added.
Bahago also said although the life of his cousin may not be returned, he enjoined all Nigerians to ensure that the killers were arrested and brought to book.
The FCT Commissioner of Police (CP) Alkali Usman, recently said that some suspects had been arrested over the murder, but that the police had been unable to satisfactorily link the suspects to the crime. FCT police spokesman, ASP Ajuguri Manzah, said yesterday that investigation into the murder was still in progress.
Funeral Service for murdered former Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, Sunday Yusuf in Abuja yesterday.