- A man whose identity remains unknown died after he jumped from the 7th floor of an estate in Lagos state
- The deceased was believed to have become anxious upon sighting EFCC operatives around the estate
- Wilson Uwujaren, the commission's spokesperson, confirmed the tragic incident
A report by Daily Trust indicates that a man that has not been identified yet died after he jumped from the 7th floor of a building at the 1004 Estate, Victoria Island axis of Lagos state.
According to the report, the deceased jumped in an attempt to avoid operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, February 4.
It was gathered that officials of the anti-graft agency were in the estate to effect the arrest of a suspect who was not connected to the deceased.
Eyewitnesses narrating the incident noted that the deceased reportedly became anxious upon hearing that the operatives were around and jumped from the 7th floor.
Wilson Uwujaren, head, media, and publicity of the commission, who confirmed the unfortunate incident in a series of tweets via the official Twitter account of the EFCC said a man jumped in Lagos.
He stated that operatives of the commission who went for an operation at the estate left without any incident.
The EFCC head, media, and publicity added that it was later discovered that a young man in one of the wings of the estate jumped probably out of fright and sustained injuries.
Uwujaren explained that the incident is being investigated by the Bar Beach Division of the Nigeria Police.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday, February 4, got a rather disturbing report about the whereabouts of Faisal, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT).
During a hearing on Thursday, EFCC's prosecutor, Mohammed Abubakar, told Justice Okon Abang that Faisal is nowhere to be found in Nigeria.
Abubakar revealed that from information made available to him, the son of the embattled former public servant is now in the United States.