Police commence investigation into the death of an EFCC operative

Written by on September 7, 2019

The Edo State Police Command has commenced an investigation into the death of an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) in Benin, the Edo State capital.

Although investigations have not been concluded, it is suspected that the deceased, Williams Oyibogare, died of suicide because two bottles of a pesticide, Sniper, were found in his home located at the Giwa Amu area along the Airport Road.

It was further alleged that a suicide note was found on his phone which the police have already recovered.

The Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Oyibogare’s death but said the commission was waiting for the police to conclude its investigation before making any further comment.

A colleague of the deceased explained that Oyibogare recently returned from his annual leave looking emaciated.

She, however, said it was too soon to make any conclusion.

“He returned from leave recently. He looked pale and seemed to have lost weight. He may have died from an illness or it could also have been suicide but we cannot say for sure since we don’t live with him. Let us wait for the police to conclude its probe. An autopsy would be able to reveal the real cause of death,” she said.


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