An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,
Oyibogare Esharenena Williams, has committed suicide by drinking a
poisonous insecticide called Sniper.
DAILY NIGERIAN reliably
gathered that Mr Williams, a detective assistant, was found dead at
about 7am on Friday at his house located at Giwa Amu area, off Airport
Road, Benin, the capital of Edo State.
Security sources said Mr
Williams was found by one of his colleagues who went to check on him
after failure to report to office on Thursday and several calls through
his line went unanswered.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that while
searching for the possible cause of the death, police detectives found a
suicide note, some unknown pills and bottles of Sniper.
His remains have been deposited at the Central Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
for the EFCC Wilson Uwujaren did not respond to a telephone call and
text message, seeking the commission’s response to the incident.
June 20, the federal government restricted the sale and use of Sniper
and directed that the product be withdrawn from the open market with
immediate effect, following incidences of suicide by drinking the