The National Examinations Council (NECO) has debunked the media reports that its Registrar, Prof. Godswill Obioma, was assassinated by unknown gunmen in Minna, Niger State.
It can be recalled that Elizabeth Obioma, wife of the victim had told Peoples Gazette that her husband was killed by unknown gunmen in his residence on Monday night.
She said 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 assassins came in and killed him and left without taking anything,” she had said.
However, Director, Human resources of NECO, Abdul Mustapha, in a statement on Tuesday, denied reports that Obioma was assassinated.
Mustapha added that Obioma died in his sleep as a result of heart failure and not killed by unknown gunmen,
The NECO official noted that Obioma’s second son, Prince Godswill Obioma, informed him of the death of his father in a letter.
The communication reads:
“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.”