BY PRINCELY ONYENWE, IMO
The speculations trending online that NECO REGISTRAR OBIOMA GODSWILL was assassinated in Owerri is a frabricated lies from the pit of heal to maybe cause tension in the state.
Our investigative team led by Princely Onyenwe has authoritatively gone deep to ascertain the actual truth and possible cause of the sudden death of the Registrar whose death occured in MINNA NIGER state.
Godswill Obioma, the Registrar-General of NECO, who had been at odds with some of the senior folks in the Federal Ministry of Education, was allegedly strangled to death last night in Minna, Niger, State, in North-Central Nigeria.
9New Nigeria reports that the registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO) Professor Godswill Obioma was assassinated on Monday night.
Obioma was a professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation before his death. The late Registrar was Born in 1953 and hail from BENDE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ABIA STATE NIGERIA.
Information reveales that returned the said proffessor returned to Minna from a trip to Abuja when the suspected assassins allegedly strangled him to death.
Mrs Elizabeth who said she is the wife of the deceased told 9News Nigeria that “The assassins came in and killed him and left without taking anything.
On a chat with 9News Nigeria, his son Prince said he has requested through a message to Mustapha K. Abdul, NECO’s director of human resources that he kindly notify the Board, Management and the entire staff of the Council of this development,”
Meanwhile, it is on record that Professor Obioma has joined the list of high-profile Nigerians killed last week.
Recall that Professor Obioma was appointed NECO registrar on May 14, 2020.
He was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.
Prof. Obioma has held other key positions in the education sector, among which are: Director, Monitoring, Research and Statistics, National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB); Director Monitoring and Evaluation Universal Basic Education Programme; Director Monitoring and Evaluation National Primary Education Commission and Head, Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology, University of Jos.
Niger State where Obioma was killed, has been experiencing an upsurge in violent crimes in the past months. A student was killed and many others kidnapped when gunmen attacked an Islamic school on Sunday. 11 of the abducted students were freed on Monday because they were too small and unable to walk, a Niger State spokesman said in a statement on Monday.
The state governor Abubakar Bello said in April that Boko Haram fighters have taken over and hoisted its flag in about 50 communities in the state.
“They’ve taken over the territory, they’ve installed their flag. I am confirming that now. They’ve taken over the wives of people by force,” he said.
“Boko Haram elements are trying to use these areas as their home just like they did in Sambisa.
At the time of this report, the Commissioner of police Niger state has promised to swing into action to unravel the perpetrators while awaiting doctor’s report to ascertain the actual position of both reports from OBIOMA’s wife and that of her second Son Prince Godswill OBIOMA who told Newsmen that his dad passed on from his sleep after a brief illness.
9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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