Woman held in Sudan for Nigerian diplomat's murder

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 on Monday.

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 spokesperson Tope Adeleye Elias-Fatile said in a statement.

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

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

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