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Arowofela, N100m fraud suspect dies in EFCC custody

Arowofela, N100m fraud suspect dies in EFCC custody


Olufemi Arowofela, who is being investigated for an alleged N100million dividend warrants fraud has died in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. He reportedly died in a military hospital, where he was rushed to by officials of the EFCC.

The  late suspect was arrested following a complaint by the SEC, alleging that he was involved in fraudulent conversion of dividend warrants of over N100 million.

Following the report by SEC, operatives of EFCC arrested him at the premises of a bank while attempting to cash alleged stolen dividend warrants.

After his arrest and detention, he was offered administrative bail but could not produce a surety to perfect his bail thereby leading to extended incarceration.

We gathered  from an official EFCC statement that the suspect had complained of chest pains early in the day and was rushed to an a military hospital in Lagos, where he died before doctors could attend to him.

The EFCC statement was signed by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, who said  the cause of the suspect’s death was unknown at the moment.

Uwujaren said: “The cause of the sudden death is yet to be ascertained even as the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the mortuary of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. The family of the deceased has already been notified of the incident while the matter has been reported to the Onikan Division of the Nigeria Police.”


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