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Suspect dies after 6 hours in EFCC custody

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Desmond Nunugwo, a who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (), over allegations of fraud, has died after spending six hours in .

Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman, disclosed this on Friday, saying Nunugwo was taken into on Thursday, but died a few hours later.

Uwujaren said Nunugwo’s demise was confirmed at a hospital where he was rushed to after he suddenly took ill.

“The late Nunugwu allegedly fraudulently obtained N91m 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,” Uwujaren said in a statement.

“Consequently, she wired N91m into Nunugwo’s nominated account (Mainagge General Merchants) in Diamond Bank. After the transfer of the funds, Nunugwo became evasive forcing the complainant to report the transaction to the .”

Uwujaren said after his arrest, the confessed to transferring N30 million out of the money to Norway, but could not account for the balance.

He added that the incident had already been reported at Wuse police station in Abuja, where investigation has commenced.

“Consequently, 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 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.”


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Comments (18)
  1. koleex

    10th June 2016 at 11:07 pm

    mayb na d bit way den bit am kill d suspect

  2. Mosabic

    10th June 2016 at 11:13 pm

    What does effc got to say about this

  3. Sammie

    10th June 2016 at 11:14 pm

    hand touch am ….

  4. Niyola jamiat

    10th June 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Na hrt attack kill d him

  5. Niyola jamiat

    10th June 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Na hrt attack kill him

  6. renewed

    10th June 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Lolz,smart guy,he don die b4 punishment,bt anoda punishmt dy o

  7. Pelumi

    11th June 2016 at 2:13 am

    yawa don gas

  8. blackbones

    11th June 2016 at 7:39 am


  9. Sharks

    11th June 2016 at 7:41 am


  10. abbey

    11th June 2016 at 9:13 am

    He killed himself coz of money

  11. mrsuced

    11th June 2016 at 10:27 am


  12. amazing

    11th June 2016 at 10:47 am

    It is not unconnected with hypertension

    • lad

      17th June 2016 at 7:35 pm

      and fear

  13. BEN10

    11th June 2016 at 7:54 pm

    What have they done dis time around

  14. Abu

    11th June 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Nawa o

  15. Deji

    11th June 2016 at 8:54 pm


  16. Tosin

    12th June 2016 at 3:00 am

    He had a tough time.

  17. lad

    17th June 2016 at 7:34 pm

    dem no feed am


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