Professor Godswill Obioma, the registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO) was reportedly assassinated on Monday night, Peoples Gazette reported.
Obioma, a professor of educational measurement and evaluation, has just returned to Minna from a trip to Abuja when the suspected assassins allegedly strangled him to death. He was appointed NECO registrar on May 14, 2020.
“The assassins came in and killed him and left without taking anything,” Obioma’s wife, Elizabeth, told Peoples Gazette on Tuesday.
Shortly afterwards, his son Prince Godswill Obioma said the late NECO boss died after a brief illness.
“We request that you kindly notify the Board, Management and the entire staff of the Council of this development,” the younger Obioma said in a message to Mustapha K. Abdul, NECO’s director of human resources.
Obioma joined the list of high-profile Nigerians killed in the last week. Former presidential aide Ahmed Gulak and former Enugu high court judge Stanley Nnaji were murdered in Owerri and Enugu states in Southeast Nigeria.
The state police command has yet to issue a statement on his death.
More to follow…