Police arrest suspect over murder of ex-envoy
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.