A Businessman from the Republic of Benin, Jean Codo, who was being investigated for an alleged €29 million fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has died at the Kirikiri Prison, Lagos.
Codo, who owns Transport and Port Management System Limited, died due to lack of proper medical attention.
He was granted bail in November 2019, but could not fulfil the bail conditions, and despite appeals to have him released on compassionate ground due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Nigerian authorities refused, until he died in custody.
The Beninese is said to have collapsed in Prison, and was rushed to the Military Hospital in Lagos, where he died.
The Spokesperson for the Nigerian Prisons Service, Lagos Command, at the time, DSP Biyi Jeje, confirmed the development to Journalists.