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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has suspended two of its officers responsible for the death of Inspector Abel Isah Dickson, another staff of the Commission, in Sokoto State.
Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the EFCC, made this known at a media briefing in Abuja, on Tuesday.
According to the EFCC spokesperson, Dickson, who is attached to their Sokoto Zonal Command, passed away on May 7, 2023, at the Usmanu Dan-Fodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.
“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,” Uwujaren said.
He went on: “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 two officers with whom he had a disagreement have been suspended by the Commission and handed over to the Nigeria Police for further investigation and possible prosecution.
“The latest information, is that 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. Without prejudice to the Police investigation, they will in addition, face further disciplinary measures in line with the Commission’s staff regulation.
“The Executive Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa is saddened by the incident, and has extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. He has, in addition, assured that the Commission will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that those implicated in the death of the officer are brought to justice.
“He equally warned staff of the Commission to ensure that their conduct at all times is moderated by the established code of behaviour as no act of indiscipline would be tolerated.
“Meanwhile, the remains of the late officer were interred on Saturday May 13, 2023 in Jos, Plateau State”.(www.naija247news.com)