Mr. Christopher Orji, an assistant director of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), has reportedly committed suicide in Abuja.
According to Daily Trust, Orji’s lifeless body was found dangling with a rope tied to a ceiling fan at his residence at Federal Housing Authority Estate, Lugbe, Abuja, at about 4 pm on August 30.
Sources within NABDA said that police homicide detectives were still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 59-year-old Orji, who was the NABDA’s Bioresource Centre coordinator in Langtang, Plateau State.
Reports said he had been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to report at its Abuja office on the day he was found dead.
However, one of the staff of the agency, who pleaded anonymity, said Orji could not have killed himself as no suicide note was found at his residence.
When contacted, NABDA’s Acting Head of Communications and Protocol, Nkiru Amakeze, declined comment.
“So, what do you want me to tell you now? Please, I can’t speak on it,” Amakaeze simply told our reporter.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a 52-year-old Italian man, Mr. Mauro Zanin, accused of $110,000 fraud committed suicide in EFCC custody in Abuja.