The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer National Examinations Council, (NECO) Professor Godswill Obioma was not assassinated but died after a brief illness, his family has stated.
It was gathered from a close family friend that the Registrar slumped in his room and was discovered by his wife and driver.
The duo drove him to the hospital where he was certified dead.
In a message sent to the Director, Human Resource Management in NECO, Mustapha Abdul by son of the late Registrar, Prince Godswill Obioma the 2nd, the family confirmed that the Registrar died after a brief illness.
The message reads: “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.”
Calls to NECO Information Officer and the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun went unanswered.
An online news platform, Peoples Gazette, had claimed that they spoke to his wife, Elizabeth Obioma, who said her husband was strangled.