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EFCC Suspect dies in agency’s custody

EFCC said Nunugwo was arrested because he fraudulently collected N91m from a woman under the pretext of helping her secure a high yield investment.

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Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has issued a statement explaining how a suspect, Desmond Nunugwo died in their custody.

Daily Post reports that the EFCC said Nunugwo was arrested because he fraudulently collected N91m from a woman under the pretext of helping her secure a high yield investment.

According to the agency’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, "Mr. Nunugwo was arrested in Utako, Abuja, at about 5.33pm 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 7.30pm, 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 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) also arraigned an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi,  in Bauchi State on charges of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretense.

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