Controversy over the circumstances of the Registrar of National Examinations Council, NECO, Prof. Godswill Obioma was on Tuesday morning deepening as the family denied claims that he was assassinated.
The son of the late registrar in a communication to NECO formally informing the agency of the father’s death said he died in his sleep as a result of heart failure.
Several news sources had quoted media sources reporting that the late registrar was strangled in his home following his return from a trip to Abuja.
However, the Director, Human resources of the NECO, Abdul Mustapha while confirming the death quoted the son of the registrar, Godswill Obioma II as saying that his father died in his sleep as a result of heart failure.
Mr Mustapha forwarded communication from Obioma’s second son, Prince Godswill Obioma, informing him of the death of his father thus: “Mustapha K. Abdul (Director Human Resource Management, NECO),
“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. “Prince Godswill Obioma the 2nd, for the family.”
The release of the conversation between the deceased son and Mustapha contradicted some reports in some online and social media platforms alleging that the NECO boss was assassinated in his Minna residence by some unknown gunmen.