Police Wade into Murder of Ex-Envoy

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Dele Ogbodo in Abujau
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command yesterday said it had 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 Wuse Zone 6 District of Abuja.

Speaking with THISDAY on the phone, the command’s Public Relations Officer, 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.

Asked on the remote circumstance surrounding the death of the envoy, Manzah explained: “While the investigation is still ongoing, it is improper to pre-empt the cause of his death. He promised to carry the media along as soon as investigation is concluded.

The incident, according to an eyewitness who resides in the area, said the former envoy was pushed out through the veranda of his apartment by the assailants who forced their way into his apartment in the early hours of that morning.
In a related development, the Police Force Headquarter, Public Relations Officer, Bisi Kolawole, in a statement made available to the media, said the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has called for calm following the unfortunate death of a police officer, Mathew Akpos, in Bayelsa State.

Akpos, the statement, added was allegedly killed by operatives of the Bayelsa State Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, earlier in the month.

The alleged killing, THISDAY learnt, almost degenerated to protest by aggrieved citizens in the state, prompting the quick intervention of the Inspector General of Police (IG) who waded into the matter to ensure that justice is served.