FG To Investigate Alleged Death In EFCC Custody

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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has ordered an independent inquiry into the alleged death of Desmond Nunugwo while in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

His family said that, Nunugwo, a former Chief Protocol Officer to the Minister of State for Defence, died on June 9 after he was arrested by the EFCC for alleged involvement in a N91 million fraud

Paul Edeh, counsel to the deceased family, led relatives of the victim to the Ministry of Justice, where they had a private meeting with the Justice Minister.

Edeh said that the Minister gave a directive that the issue be investigated and promised to get back to the family in a matter of days.

Wife of the deceased, Susanne Nunugwo, complained that she had not been allowed to see her husband’s body since his death more than two months ago.

She asked that her husband’s name be cleared as he was no longer alive to defend himself.


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