Police Wade into Murder of Ex-Envoy


By Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police on Tuesday said it has commenced investigation into the gruesome murder of the former Nigerian envoy to South Africa, Mr. S.S. Yusuf, in the early hours of Monday in zone 6 district of Abuja.

Speaking with THISDAY on telephone on the update on the murder, the FCT Command Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Anjuguri Manzah, said the Command’s Homicide department has begun investigation into the cause of the death of the former Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa.

Manzah however said that while the investigation is ongoing, it is improper to pre-empt the cause of his death and promised to carry the media along as soon as investigation is concluded.

The incident, according to an eye witness who resides at the area, involved the diplomat being pushed out through the veranda of his apartment by assailants who forced their way into his apartment.