Curious case of detective’s death after solving Saudi businessman murder mystery

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In less than 36 hours, Maj. Yazid al-Nufaiyee solved the mystery behind the murder of Saudi businessman Ahmed Al Amoudi that gripped Jeddah in recent weeks.

Unaware that the arduous investigation would be the end of a career of as an investigative police officer.

Al-Nufaiyee from Mecca police force passed away after a cardiac arrest just 48 hours after revealing the identity of the killer. He headed a team from the police force to pay condolences to al-Amouddi’s family.

In an interview with Al Arabiya, Yazid’s brother, Colonel Adil al-Nufaiyee, recalls the last 48 hours ahead of his sudden death, saying he was overjoyed for achieving justice after the murderer confessed his crime.


“Being absolutely worn-out, he needed to rest up. However, he suffered a heart attack as soon as he laid down to bed and passed away soon after being transported to a hospital.”

Sultan al-Nufaiyee, Yazid’s cousin, lauded his professionalism as a righteous and ideal officer, saying he was on the “qui vive” most of the time, always prudent about cases he was handling: “We heard the details of al-Amouddi’s case from the police statement which referred to Yazid as the one who unraveled the case.”

رجل الأعمال السعودي الراحل أحمد العمودي
رجل الأعمال السعودي الراحل أحمد العمودي

After his graduation as a lieutenant from King Fahd Security Academy, al-Nufaiyee was appointed as an officer at the CID in Jeddah police force, and in 2007, was promoted to lead the psychology unit. Since then, the agile officer aptly led the unit that solved almost all the crimes it handled.

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