A suspect, Desmond Nunugwo, who defrauded an acquaintance to the tune of N91m has died in EFCC custody. Nunugwo was arrested by the anti-graft agency in Abuja on Thursday June 9 on allegations of fraud but died barely 6 hours later. The news was confirmed by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Friday.
The suspect had tricked an unsuspecting woman into believing that he was a high networth individual with business interests in the United Arab Emirates, poised to buy Nicon Insurance, and further convinced her that he would help her stock fish business. He however became evasive after the complainant transferred the money to his Diamond Bank Account forcing her to report the matter to the EFCC.
According to Vanguard, Nunugwo was confirmed dead at a hospital where he was rushed to after he suddenly took ill. This was after he confessed to receiving money from the complainant, and transferring N30m from the stash to Norway. He was unable to account for the N61m balance as noted in a statement released by Uwujaren.
“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.”
His death has been reported at the Wuse police station in Abuja and investigation has commenced.