Christopher Orji Commits Suicide After EFCC Invitation


An assistant director of the National Biotechnology
Development Agency (NABDA), Mr Christopher Orji, has
reportedly committed suicide in Abuja.
Orji’s lifeless body was reportedly found dangling with a
rope tied to a ceiling fan at his residence at Federal
Housing Authority Estate, Lugbe, Abuja, at about 4pm on
August 30.
Sources within NABDA us that police
homicide detectives were still investigating the
circumstances surrounding the death of 59-year-old Orji.
Reports said he had been invited by the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to report at its Abuja
office on the day he was found dead.
However, one of the staff of the agency, who pleaded
anonymity, said Orji could not have killed himself as no
suicide note was found at his residence.
When contacted, NABDA’s Acting Head of
Communications and Protocol, Nkiru Amakeze, declined
“So, what do you want me to tell you now? Please, I can’t
speak on it,” Amakaeze simply told our reporter.
Until his death, Orji was the NABDA’s Bioresource Centre
coordinator in Langtang, Plateau State.