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Sudanese police arrest murderer of Nigerian envoy


The Police in Sudan say it has arrested “a foreign woman” who stabbed and killed Habibu Almu, an Assistant Comptroller in the Nigerian Immigration Service, who was working at the Nigerian Embassy in Sudan.

Almu’s lifeless body was discovered last Thursday in his home in Khartoum, Sudan, with authorities saying an investigation had commenced into the circumstances surrounding his death.

SUNA, the Sudanese official news agency, reported on Sunday that “a foreign woman who committed the crime” has been arrested, adding that she confessed that she committed the crime and also stole some of the deceased possessions.

Earlier, Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said a team of investigators were moved to the residence of the late Almu, and that some persons were arrested as part of investigations.

Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, confirmed that the Sudanese government had communicated the arrest of the principal suspect to the ministry.

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