Suspect dies in EFCC custody

Posted by News Express | 11 June 2016 | 2,098 times

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Desmond Nunugwo, a suspect under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), passed away yesterday, few hours after he was taken into custody. His demise was confirmed at the hospital where he was rushed after he suddenly took ill.

Late Nunugwu allegedly fraudulently obtained N91 million from an acquaintance after he tricked her into believing that he had high net worth business associates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates who were at the verge of buying Nicon Insurance and convinced her of their disposition to help her stock fish business. Consequently, she wired N91m into Nunugwo’s nominated account (Mainagge General Merchants) in Diamond Bank.

According to EFCC Head, Media & Publicity Wilson Uwujaren, after the transfer of the funds, Nunugwo became evasive forcing the complainant to report the transaction to the EFCC.

Uwujaren  said: “Consequently, Nunugwo was arrested in Utako, Abuja, at about 5:33 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016. His statement was taken, where he admitted receiving the money from the complainant, with the additional information that he transferred N30m of the said money to Norway. But he could not explain the whereabouts of the balance of N61m.

“The suspect was detained at about 7:30 p.m., in the absence of anybody to take him on bail.

Six hours later, he suddenly complained of discomfort and was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“The incident has already been reported at the Wuse Police Station, where investigation into the cause of the sudden death has commenced.”

 


Source: News Express

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