Professor Godswill Obioma, Registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO), was killed by unknown gunmen monday night at his residence.
His wife, Elizabeth Obioma, told newsmen in a telephone conversation on Tuesday morning that her husband had been assassinated.
“The assassins killed him and left without taking anything,” she said.
Her husband had just returned to Minna from a trip to Abuja when the armed men swooped in and strangled him.
However, a letter to the Director of Human Resource Management, NECO, Mustapha K. Abdul, by one of the late Registrar’s sons, Prince Godswill Obioma the 2nd, informing the council of his father’s death, said he died after a brief illness.
The letter read: “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.”
Shawntv News gathered that there have been several attempts to remove the late NECO Registrar from office.
67-year-old Obioma assumed the role of NECO’s chief barely a year ago on May 14, 2020.
His home state is Abia, in Nigeria’s South-East region.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, did not pick up the phone at the time of filing this report.