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Police confirms NAFDAC boss’ death

By Austin Ogwuda
ASABA—THE driver to the former Director of National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, in Delta State, Dr. Mercy Okoh, who was arrested following the mysterious death of his boss at Asaba Niger Bridge Head early this year, has been released.

Family sources also told Vanguard that the woman would be buried this weekend at her home town, Ezi, Aniocha North local government area of Delta State.

Delta State police command’s spokesman, Mr. Charles Muka, confirmed this in Asaba yesterday, saying that “following the medical report on the woman, it was found that it was a natural death. The driver has been released.”

The NAFDAC boss, who was transferred from Delta to Onitsha in Anambra State, was said to be travelling with her driver on 28  February this year for a burial ceremony somewhere in the east when the unfortunate incident occurred.

Investigation showed that her family had also accepted the medical report, contrary to their earlier assumption that there was  foul play.

When arrested, the driver had consistently claimed that when they got to the bridge that morning, there was a heave traffic jam and the woman left the car while he (driver) was still driving and decided to take a commercial motorcycle to continue the journey but eventually slumped and died.


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