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Confusion Over Cause Of Death Of NECO Registrar



Confusion Over Cause Of Death Of NECO Registrar

There is confusion over the cause of the death of the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Godswill Obioma.

Obioma was earlier on Monday reported to have died due to assassination.

But another report has indicated that he died during his siesta. He was allegedly found dead in his bedroom in Minna by his personal assistant.

His corpse was evacuated barely two hours after and deposited at the National Hospital in Abuja where autopsy was conducted.

While he was working in Abuja, his family had been staying in Gwarimpa part of Abuja because his wife works as a nurse in the city.

A top source said Obioma might have died of heart attack premeditated by hypertension.

It was learnt a panel had made some recommendations on the outcome of its investigation into activities of NECO under Obioma.

The report of the panel was said to have been forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari for action.

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But the last minutes of the NECO registrar gave insights into how he reportedly died.

The top source said: “After a trip to Abuja, Prof. Obioma returned to Minna at about 3:00 p.m. He was in touch with his Personal Assistant(PA) and informed him that he would be in the office by 4:00 p.m. after a short siesta.

“At 4:00 p.m., the PA did not hear from him. Calls placed to him were not answered. And his driver and other aides could not be of help as they told the PA that the ‘registrar’ was in his bedroom.

“The PA became curious and went to the house. Upon reaching his residence, the PA went to the bedroom and found him lifeless.

“Notwithstanding, he ensured that the registrar was rushed to a standard hospital in Minna where he was medically pronounced dead.

“His corpse was later evacuated to the National Hospital in Abuja on Monday evening. A post-mortem in Abuja confirmed that he died of heart failure.

“So, it is incorrect that he was killed in the early hours of Tuesday.”


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