The National Examinations Council, NECO, has debunked claims that late registrar, Prof. Godswill Obioma, was assassinated.
Earlier reports had indicated that Professor Godswill Obioma was assassinated in Minna, Niger state.
“The assassins came in and killed him and left without taking anything,” Elizabeth Obioma, wife of the victim was said to have told Peoples Gazette by telephone on Tuesday morning.
She narrated that her husband had just returned to Minna from a trip to Abuja when the armed men, lurking in his compound, descended on him and strangled him.
The Director, Human resources of the NECO, Abdul Mustapha confirming the death of the NECO boss, said he died in his sleep as a result of heart failure.
Mr Mustapha forwarded communication from Obioma’s second son, Prince Godswill Obioma, informing him of the death of his father thus:
“Mustapha K. Abdul (Director Human Resource Management, NECO),
“Dear Sir, this is to formally inform you that my father, Prof. Godswill Obioma, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO passed to eternal glory yesterday 31/5/2021 after a brief illness.
“We request that you kindly notify the Board, Management and the entire staff of the Council of this development.
“We shall keep you duly informed.
“Prince Godswill Obioma the 2nd, for the family.”