EFCC Operatives Kill Colleague Over Recovered Items
Two Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), identified as Assistant Superintendent of EFCC, Apata Oluwaseun Odunayo and Inspector of EFCC, Ogbuji Titu Tochukwu, have allegedly killed their colleague over items recovered from a suspect.
The deceased, Inspector of the EFCC, Abel Isah Dickson, died on May 7, 2023, at the Usmanu DanFodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto State, from injuries he sustained during the scuffle.
“The officer passed away on May 7, 2023, at the Usmanu DanFodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto where he was receiving treatment for injuries he sustained, two days earlier, in a scuffle with two other staff: Assistant Superintendent of EFCC, Apata Oluwaseun Odunayo and Inspector of EFCC, Ogbuji Titu Tochukwu.
“They had disagreed over procedures for the custody of items belonging to a suspect in detention, leading to a fight, a conduct which the Commission frowns at,” the Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said.
While the two suspects were suspended and handed over to the Police for further investigation and possible prosecution, a two-count holding charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide has been filed against them at a Chief Magistrate Court, Gwiwa in Sokoto.
Both offences are punishable under Sections 60 and 191 of the Sokoto State Penal Code Law, 2019.
Meanwhile, EFCC Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa, who extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, assured that the Commission would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that those implicated in the death of the Officer are brought to justice.
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