Report reaching us has it that an assistant director of the National Biotechnology Development Agency [NABDA], Christopher Orji has allegedly killed himself in his Abuja home.
His dead body was allegedly found rotating with a rope fastened to a ceiling fan at his home at FHA Estate in Lugbe, Abuja, around 4 pm on 30th August.
An in source from NABDA confirmed to reporters that police homicide operatives were still examining the conditions leading to the death of the 59-year-old Orji.
It was reported that he had been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to appear at its Abuja office the day he was found dead.
Nevertheless, a staff of the agency, who briefed newsmen on grounds of anonymity said, Orji could not have committed suicide as no suicide note was seen at his home.
Nkiru Amakeze, the NABDA’s Acting Head of Communications and Protocol refused to comment When reached
‘Now, what do you expect me to tell you? Please, I can’t say anything on it the matter,’ Amakaeze simply told newsmen.
Before his death, Orji was the coordinator, NABDA’s Bioresource Centre, Langtang, Plateau State.