This file picture shows Asaad Shagouri. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Lebanon's Foreign Ministry Thursday said the killing of its honorary consul for the West African state of Benin, Assaad Shaghouri, was motivated by theft.A ministerial statement said Shaghouri, a well-known businessman, was traveling to Lome in Togo from Benin's economic capital of Cotonou late Wednesday when his car was sprayed with gunfire as it stopped at a red light. The victim's brother, Joseph Shaghouri, was quoted in the statement as saying the initial investigation indicated the crime was motivated by theft.
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