Muslim cleric arrested over missing lawyer

523, Lawyer Ismail Sanusi
Lawyer Sanusi

A Muslim cleric, Alfa Musa Umar, has been fingered in the sudden disappearance of a 51-year-old lawyer Ismail Sanusi.

Sanusi was said to have been seen last before visiting Umar at the instance of the cleric at 38, Shipeolu Street, Palmgroove, Lagos where they both have their different offices, according to The Nation.

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The paper said the Alfa had invited the missing lawyer to help him procure a bail for someone in police custody, an invitation he honoured but after which his whereabouts was unknown prompting his (Sanusi’s) relations to report the matter to the police and accusing Umar of being behind the mysterious disappearance.

Upon the the distraught family’s complaint, the police arrested Umar alongside one other person with both arraigned in court on March 5 and remanded in custody.

“Two suspects including Alfa Umar were arrested for their complicity in the matter. They were taken to court on March 5 and have since been remanded in a correctional centre (prison),’’ the paper quoted the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Mr Elkanah Bala, as saying.


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