15 May 2018

Nigeria: Foreign Affairs Ministry Names Alleged Killer of Nigeria's Attaché in Sudan

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Monday said the immigration attaché, Mr. Habibu Almu, who was murdered in Khartoum, Sudan on May 10, was killed by a Sudanese woman of Nigerian origin.

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 the suspect has been arrested and detained by security agency in Sudan.

"Consequently, after several arrests and investigations by the host authorities, it was established that the deceased was stabbed to death by one Miss Inas Khalid Maikano. The suspect, who is a student of Sudanese-Canadian College in Khartoum, is a Sudanese of Nigerian origin. It was discovered during investigations that the suspect had stolen some of the deceased's 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 body of the late Almu to Nigeria for proper burial is being finalised," he said.

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