An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Benin, the Edo State capital, may have committed suicide, reports indicate.
Following the discovery of the body the Edo State Police Command said it has commenced an investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding his death.
The police said investigations have not been concluded, though it is suspected that the deceased, Williams Oyibogare, died of suicide because two bottles of a pesticide, Sniper, were found in his home located at the Giwa Amu area along the Airport Road.
It was further alleged that a suicide note was found on his phone which the police have already recovered.
The Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Oyibogare’s death but said the commission was waiting for the police to conclude its investigation before making any further comment.
“It is true that one of our operatives died. The police have begun an investigation into the matter and we hope to hear from them soon. That is all we can say for now,” Uwujaren said.
Edo Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, said the police would wait for the autopsy before making further comment on the matter.
Nwabuzor said: “Investigations are ongoing and it would be too soon to make any conclusions at this stage; it is too early to make any pronouncements. Of course, there will be an autopsy to know the cause of death and inquire about what happened.”