NECO Registrar, Obioma Godswill Assassinated

The registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO) Professor Godswill Obioma was reportedly assassinated on Monday night, Peoples Gazette reported.

Obioma, a professor of educational measurement and evaluation, had just returned to Minna from a trip to Abuja when the suspected assassins allegedly strangled him to death.

“The assassins came in and killed him and left without taking anything,” Obioma’s wife Elizabeth told Peoples Gazette on Tuesday.

But 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.

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Obioma joined the list of high-profile Nigerians killed in the last week. Former presidential aide Ahmed Gulak was murdered in Owerri in Southeast Nigeria.

Obioma was appointed NECO registrar on May 14, 2020.

He was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.