Po­lice ar­rest sus­pect over mur­der of ex-en­voy

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

As­sis­tant Inspector Gen­eral Po­lice (AIG) Al­kali Us­man, yes­ter­day said a sus­pect had been ar­rested over the mur­der of Nige­ria’s for­mer Am­bas­sador to South Africa, Sun­day Yusuf.

AIG Us­man dis­closed this while hand­ing over the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT) Po­lice Com­mand to the new Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice (CP) Mustapha Muhammed at the Com­mand Head­quar­ters in Abuja.

“We have been able to ar­rest one of the prin­ci­pal of­fend­ers in that case, we have re­cov­ered some ma­te­ri­als be­long­ing to the am­bas­sador and the sus­pect is help­ing us to ar­rest other culprits whom he has men­tioned,” he said.

Yusuf was killed on Monday, June 13, 2016 by peo­ple who threw him through the win­dow of his flat on the third floor a build­ing at the Diplo­matic Quar­ters in Wuse Zone 5, Abuja.

“As for the mur­der of Dea­coness Eu­nice, we are also on it, we have not been able to make a break­through on the case, but as I said ear­lier, in­ves­ti­ga­tion of th­ese cases is not some­thing that we can rest on our oars un­til the culprits are iden­ti­fied and ar­rested.”

He also said the po­lice were also in­ves­ti­gat­ing the snatch­ing of N4.3m by armed rob­bers from em­ploy­ees of To­tal petrol sta­tion in Kubwa on Monday.

Us­man said it was not a bank rob­bery as re­ported by some me­dia, but the rob­bery of the em­ploy­ees of the fil­ing sta­tion who rou­tinely de­posit large amounts of money at a com­mer­cial banks in the area.

He said three peo­ple were in­jured in the ex­change of gun fire dur­ing the rob­bery.

The com­mand also pa­raded eight sus­pects ar­rested within the past two weeks for armed rob­bery, car snatch­ing and fake cur­rency scam.

Us­man takes over as AIG in charge of the Zone 7 Com­mand com­pris­ing the FCT, Kaduna, and Niger states.

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