– Persons close to Godswill Obioma, the late registrar of NECO, have spoken up on how he died on Monday, May 31
– One of those who revealed the cause of Obioma’s death was his son through a letter dated Tuesday, June 1
– Another person is a personal assistant to the late NECO boss, Obinna Otumdi, who said his principal died of a brief illness
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The son of Godswill Obioma, the late registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO), has revealed the cause of his father’s death.
In a message sent to Mustapha Abdul, NECO’s director of human resources management, Obioma’s son said his father passed on to glory after a brief illness.
The short letter read:
“Dear Sir, this is to formally inform you that my father, Prof. Godswill Obioma, the registrar/chief executive officer of NECO passed to eternal glory yesterday 31/5/2021 after a brief illness.”
Confirming this position in an interview with Premium Times, Obioma’s aide, Obinna Otumdi, disclosed that his boss died from a brief sickness.
Nigerians react to the sudden death of Obioma
Meanwhile, some Nigerians had aired their views on social media following the death of Obioma.
While some media reports claim Obioma was allegedly killed by gunmen suspected to be assassins, the police and NECO officials stated that the registrar died of natural causes.
The NECO registrar’s death had, however, generated controversies online with some speculating that it might have been a political assassination or a cover-up.
Legit.ng gathered reactions from Nigerians:
Imoh, @ImohUmoren said:
“I know the efficient Nigeria Police will find the killers of the NECO Registrar within days.”
Ayemojubar, @ayemojubar said:
“NECO debunks rumour of assassination, says NECO Registrar died of heart failure in Minna. I smell a cover-up there.”
NEFERTITI, @firstladyship said:
“NECO Registrar Godswill Obioma was strangled to death. There’s been a ongoing rift between him & high-ups at NECO. Imo & Niger States are APC states “We should allow the authorities to unravel the mysteries; Ahmed Gulak’s assassination in Owerri, & Obioma’s death in Minna.”
Source: Legit Nigeria