Woman held in Sudan for Nigerian diplomat's murder

Monday May 14 2018

A Nigerian diplomat was stabbed to death in the

A Nigerian diplomat was stabbed to death in the Khartoum by unknown attackers, Sudan’s Foreign ministry said. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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A Sudanese woman of Nigerian origin has been arrested for killing a Nigerian diplomat in Khartoum and stealing his money, the Foreign ministry in Abuja said Monday.

Mr Habibu Almu, an immigration attache working in the Sudanese capital, was found dead at his home last week.

"It was established that the deceased was stabbed to death," Nigerian Foreign ministry spokesman Tope Adeleye Elias-Fatile said in a statement.

The deceased

"After committing the heinous crime, the suspect stole some of the deceased personal belongings including cash," the statement said, identifying her as a college student.

Last week Sudanese police said that the killing did not appear to be politically motivated.