– Suzanne’s protest comes after series of battle with the commission over the death of her husband Demond who died while in EFCC’s custody eight months ago
A widow Suzanne Nunugwo is leading a protest against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Suzanne’s protest comes after series of battle with the commission over the death of her husband Demond who died while in EFCC’s custody eight months ago.
Desmond, a chief protocol officer to the minister of state for defence was invited by the EFCC for questioning on his connection with an alleged N91 million contact fraud.
She said her late husband died barely six hours after he was arrested by the EFCC on June 10. 2016.
She also accused the commission of withholding her husband’s corpse while refusing to pay for an autopsy to find out the cause of his death.
Suzanne alongside other protesters visited the office of the attorney general of the federation and the minister of justice Malami Abubakar.
The widow said: “This is our third protest to this place (Ministry of Justice). The first time we came here, we were able to see the minister (Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami) and he assured us that he was going to get on top of this matter but nothing has been done.”
“All we want is very simple: justice. I mean Desmond died in EFCC’s custody barely six hours he was taken in and the next morning, the EFCC issued a press statement that it was an alleged fraudster that died in their custody.
“All we want is justice; probe all business that he did. Was it really a fraud? Or it was a mere business transaction that went wrong? Let them conclude investigation. Let us know. Is he innocent? Is he culpable? The Minister of Justice should please ensure that my late husband gets justice.”
Meanwhile, Amnesty International has promised to commence investigation into the death of Desmond.
The organization’s campaigner Esther Ikubaje had promised an investigation into Desmond’s death when Suzanne led over 100 protesters to AI’s office in Abuja.
Ikubaje assured the widow that the international organization will, “look into the matter and assist her to get justice.”
“AI will not allow the late Nunugwo’s case to be swept under the carpet like other cases. We will look into the case and ensure that justice is done through a thorough and transparent investigation,” Ikubaje said.