Police Launch Investigation Into Suspicious Death Of Borno Deputy Governor, Zanna Mustapha

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By Ayeotan Shola

The police have reportedly launched an Investigation into the suspicious death of  the Deputy Governor of Borno State, Zanna Mustapha.

He had given up the ghost under suspicious circumstances at a Yola hotel in the early hours of Saturday.

The Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Abubakar Othman, the Police are keeping at all possibilities and have not ruled out anything yet.

Though he added that no arrest have been made so far.

“We have started investigations of what might be responsible for the sudden death of the late deputy governor.”

The deputy governor was found dead by his aides on Saturday morning after they forced the door to his room open after he did not come out for the day.

One of the aides said, “We became suspicious and worried when the deputy governor did not come out of the hotel room by 8:30am and we decided to knock on his door, when he was not answering, some of us went to peep through the window forcing it open.

“We saw that he was lying on the bed clutching the pillow closely, we shouted his name but he did not answer. It was at this stage that we decided to call the hotel staff to open the door.

“When we got inside, we saw him lying face down, and on close examination, we saw some saliva and blood being discharged from his mouth and we rushed him to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.”

The deputy governor was taken to the Federal Medical Centre in Yola. He was later taken to the Yola airport where he was transported to the Borno state capital to be buried.

The aircraft that brought his corpse touched down at the Maiduguri International Airport at 4:10pm and he was immediately taken to his official lodge to be prepared for funeral.

he was buried at the Maiduguri cemetery, Gwange where we was interred on Saturday evening.

Source: The Punch

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