Nigerian immigration attaché killed by Sudanese student

Geoffrey Onyeama
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that the Immigration attaché, Habibu Almu, who was murdered in Khartoum, Sudan, May 10, was killed by Inas Khalid Maikano, a Sudanese of Nigerian origin.

The spokesperson for the ministry, Dr Tope Elia-Fatile in a statement in Abuja on Monday alleged that the suspect, a student at the Sudanese-Canadian College in Khartoum, murdered Almu in his official quarters on Thursday.

Elia-Fatile disclosed that the suspect had been arrested and detained by the security agency in Sudan.

He said, “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, authorities discovered that the suspect had stolen some of the deceased personal belongings including cash.”

According to the ministry’s spokesperson, the suspect allegedly confessed committing the crime and is being held in custody.

He said, “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 remains of the late Almu to Nigeria for proper burial is being finalised.”