An Italian, Mauro Zanin, has died in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The 52 year-old, who was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday over allegations of fraud, was found motionless in the bathroom of the commission’s detention facility in Abuja at about 4.50am on Tuesday.
“Though all clues point to suicide, the incident has been reported to the Nigeria Police Station, Maitama for investigation.
“The deceased, a confirmed fraudster, allegedly obtained the money from Wokocha under the guise of selling used Dredger Italgraghe SGT 200 to her, to execute some dredging contract in the Niger Delta. The suspect sent them a Bill of Laden but their long wait for the ship, MSC Trinidad to berth was futile. Unknown to the complainant, the Bill of Laden was forged as the ship indicated had ceased to exist long before she met the deceased three years ago.