Police nab 3 kidnappers, rescue 4 victims in Kogi

POLICE in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT-Abuja said it has arrested killers of former Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador S.S Yusuf, who was reportedly murdered by 4 unknown assailants in his apartment in Abuja. Yusuf, according to an eyewitness, was reportedly thrown out of the balcony from the third floor of his house in Wuse Zone 6, Abuja in the early hours of Monday, June 13. The eyewitness, who gave his name as Oche said, “We woke up this morning only to find the body of the man lying lifeless. That was when I overhead neighbourhood saying that some people broke into his apartment midnight. They threw him out through the balcony and he died right there.” Also speaking, Yemi Adebisi Kuti, a relative of the deceased said her brother was assassinated, adding that the assailants did not tamper with anything in the apartment. But briefing newsmen at the FCT police command headquarters, Garki-Abuja, the outgone commissioner of police of the FCT, now assistant commissioner of police in charge of Zone 7, AIG Alkali Baba Usman said, one of the killers of the ambassador has been apprehended and is helping the police with information that may lead to the arrest of other suspects. AIG Usman, who handed over to a new CP, Muhammed Mustapha used the occasion to recap some of the successes recorded under his (Usman’s) watch in the last two weeks, assuring that the police is also not resting on its oars to ensuring the arrest of the killers of a woman evangelist in Kubwa, Abuja. He said, “I want to inform you that we have apprehended one of the killers of the ex-Nigerian ambassador to South Africa. We have recovered some personal belongings of the murdered ambassador on the suspect, who is helping us with information. He said the command arrested 8 other robbery suspects within the period under review and recovered 4 cars, 3 arms, 4 live cartridges, as well as fake dollars and pounds. The command also recovered 10 handsets, 24 SIM cards, 2 wrist watches and 2 masks. “This is to reassure residents of the FCT of our unyielding commitment to frustrate criminal elements out of circulation. I want to reiterate that this stride will be a continuous one. I want to recap at this juncture that the command will hold sway and carve a niche for itself in the fight against crime, especially with the support of members of the public. “May I seize this medium to appreciate you members of the press for your support and understanding in reporting the activities of the command during my period of stewardship. I crave your indulgence to extend same hand of fellowship to my colleague, CP Mustapha Muhammed, who is today (Yesterday) taking over as the new commissioner of police, FCT”. Meanwhile, the new FCT police chief, CP Mustapha has promised to continue from where his predecessor stopped. Mustapha, who was until yesterday, the CP Jigawa, solicited the cooperation of the media and the FCT residents in curbing crime in the seat of power. He said, “Security is not for the police alone. It is everybody’s business. The press has a lot to do. So I seek your cooperation. Let us buckle up to take the security of the FCT to the next leve