One of the easiest ways to die in Nigeria now could be trying to testify against former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako.

Abdul-aziz Murtala Nyako was a governor of Adamawa state between May 2007 and July 2014 when he was impeached.

Now the 76-year-old Nyako is being prosecuted by the EFCC alongside his son, Senator Abdul-Aziz Nyako, Abubakar Aliyu and Zulkifikk Abba, on a 37-count charge of criminal conspiracy, stealing, abuse of office and money laundering to the tune of 29 billion naira.

The EFCC has been trying to nail him but they are having quite the challenge as the witnesses they need to send him to jail keep dying mysteriously after speaking with the EFCC.

At the moment, two vital prosecution witnesses who gave evidence in the trial of the former have died mysteriously.

Adekunle Odofin, a detective with the EFCC, made the startling revelation before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.

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According to the detective, the two witnesses made “crucial statements” during the investigation into the 29-billion-naira fraud case.

Testifying as the twentieth prosecution witness, Odofin, who started his testimony on June 23, 2018 and tendered documents which were admitted in evidence, told the court on November 26, 2018, that one Mohammad Maj Iro, who was the General Manager, Zenith Bank Plc, the Regional Manager in charge of North-East, and the Account Officer of Adamawa State 200 accounts, domiciled in Zenith bank, died after making “crucial statements”, at the time of filing the case in the court.

While being led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, on November 27, 2018, the detective told the court that the Commission also extended invitation to one Dalhatu Abdulmalik, who was the cousin to Nyako.

The commission invited the Director of Ameak Investment Limited, Kirkelly Investment Limited and Pilkola Engineering Limited, who also died after giving his statement.

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