Christopher Orji, a Nigerian government officer, is said to have committed suicide in Abuja. An action which was said to be instigated by the invitation from EFCC.
Orji, 59, worked for the National Biotechnology Development Agency as an assistant director (NABDA).
The NABDA Agency was founded under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to carry out policy aimed at promoting, coordinating, and prioritizing biotechnology research and development in Nigeria.
Based on this assumption, the agency’s programs are structured in accordance with worldwide standards, while also taking into account the development of indigenous technological content.
In Langtang, Plateau State, he was the agency’s Bioresource Centre coordinator.
Orji’s body was discovered at his home in Federal Housing Authority Estate, Lugbe, dangling from a ceiling fan by a rope.
According to NABDA sources, the police are examining the circumstances surrounding his death.
Orji died on the day he was supposed to attend an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission meeting (EFCC).
Nkiru Amakeze, NABDA’s acting Head of Communications and Protocol, declined to comment.
Police homicide detectives were still probing the circumstances surrounding the death of 59-year-old Orji, according to sources within NABDA.
According to reports, he was summoned to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) office in Abuja on the day he was discovered dead.
However, one of the agency’s employees, who asked to remain anonymous, claimed Orji could not have killed himself because no suicide note was found at his home.