The Niger State Police Command says the claim that the Registrar of the National Examination Council, Prof. Godswill Onion was killed by unknown gunmen in Minna, is false.
The police maintained that the family had formally announced that died after a brief illness at the National Hospital in Abuja.
The Police Public Relations Officer for Niger, Wasiu Abiodun, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said this in a statement.
“The attention of Niger State Police Command has been drawn to a publication circulating in some section of social media and national dailies that NECO Registrar, Prof. Godswill Obioma was murdered by unknown gunmen in Minna. This story is totally false, untrue and a pure piece of fake news.
“It is important to state categorically that on 31st May, 2021 the family of the Registrar/CEO National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof Godswill Obioma formally announced that he passed to eternal glory after a brief illness at National Hospital Abuja.”