Mr Christopher Orji, assistant director of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has reportedly committed suicide in Abuja.
Orji who was living at at Federal Housing Authority Estate, Lugbe, Federal Capital Territory – was reportedly found ‘lifeless’, dangling with a rope tied to a ceiling fan at his Abuja home.
Dailytrust quoted a source within NABDA to have said that police homicide detectives were still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 59-year-old Orji.
While reports said Orji 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, told the publication that Orji could not have killed himself as no suicide note was found at his residence.
When Dailytrust contacted NABDA’s Acting Head of Communications and Protocol, Nkiru Amakeze, declined comment.
“So, what do you want me to tell you now? Please, I can’t speak on it,” Amakaeze simply told the publication.
Until his death, Christopher Orji was the NABDA’s Bioresource Centre coordinator in Langtang, Plateau State.