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Authorities in Sudan announce alleged cop killer in custody

The coup authorities in Sudan said that they had arrested the suspect in the reported killing of a high-ranking police officer during the processions on Thursday, January 13th, and have managed to get his confession.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

On Thursday evening, the Interior Ministry’s authorities in Sudan announced the arrest of the accused in the killing Brigadier General Ali Brima Hammad, and wounding a number of police employees.

The Interior Ministry said earlier on Thursday that a police brigadier was killed “while performing his duty” securing the protest processions that took place in the capital, Khartoum, and other cities.

The police press office said in a statement that “the killer confessed to committing the crime and seriously injuring other police employees.”

He pointed out that the police brigadier general, Ali Brima Hammad, “had been martyred while performing his duty to protect the protesters’ processions today, next to the Stack medical laboratory.”

Thursday’s processions went out, after the coordination of the Khartoum Resistance Committees announced that they had modified the date of the march from January 12th to noon of January 13th.

Many doubts however have been raised about the truth and details of the police officer’s murder, its motives, and the perpetrators, with some trying to point the finger of accusation at the revolutionaries who came out against the coup government.

Monte Caro news website quoted a well-informed source within the Sudanese police, a senior officer, assuring it is unlikely that the demonstrators who participated in the Thursday million protests rejecting the military coup had anything to do with the crime.

The source indicated that the accused are known and the case is on the verge of being solved and that “it will not take much time to announce the findings of the investigations.”

Since the coup d’état orchestrated by the army leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, on the civilian authority on October 25th, more than “15” mass protests have gone off in the capital, Khartoum, and other cities of Sudan, calling for the overthrow of the coup government  and the restoration of the civilian democratic path.

Some resistance committees have resorted to mass demonstrations outside the announced schedules, to which the rest of the committees joined, bearing the slogan “You will not march alone.”

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