U.S. offers $10 million reward for info on killers of diplomat, aid worker in Sudan
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The U.S. has offered $10 million reward for information leading to the arrest of two Sudanese killers of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) diplomat and employee in Sudan.
The U.S. State Department announced the reward Tuesday as well as the freezing of U.S. assets of Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhasan Haj Hamad and Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed, both convicted for the murders of American John Granville and Sudanese Abdelrahman Abbas Rahama in Khartoum on Jan. 1, 2008.
Mohamed was the leader of five gunmen, including Hamad, who shot dead Granville and Rahama as they were leaving a New Year’s Eve celebration in Sudan’s capital. Hamad shot Granville and Mohamed shot Rahama, according to the State Department.
In 2009, the five gunmen were arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of the USAID workers. But four of the convicts escaped from prison in 2010, before their sentences could be carried out.
One fugitive was recaptured and another was killed in Somalia in May 2011. Hamad and Mohamed remain at large and are believed to be in Somalia.