Niger State Police Command has described as untrue, the reports in some section of social media and national dailies that the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the National Examination Council (NECO), Professor Godswill Obioma, was murdered by gunmen in Minna, the state capital.
This was contained in a statement on Tuesday in Minna by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Wasiu Abiodun, saying “the story is totally false, untrue and a pure element of fake news.”
The statement however explained that “it is important to state categorically that on 31st May, 2021, the Registrar/CEO, National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Godswill Obioma, was rushed to National Hospital, Abuja, by his family members where he was later confirmed dead after a brief illness.”
The image maker added that the family of the deceased has also confirmed the incident and formally notified the management and staff of NECO of the demise of the Registrar.
The statement thereby urged members of the public to disregard the fake news, while advising news reporters to always verify their reports before publication to avoid creating unnecessary panic and fear in public domain.