Delta kingship: Ned Nwoko petitions IGP, DSS, alleges remanded suspects after his life, wife
Delta kingship: Ned Nwoko petitions IGP, DSS, alleges remanded suspects after his life, wife

A BILLIONAIRE businessman and former member of the House of Representatives, Prince Ned Nwoko, has raised the alarm over alleged plan to take his life and that of his wife, Regina Daniels.

Nwoko, at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, accompanied by Regina, said he had alerted the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Services.

Nwoko linked the threat to the ongoing struggle for kingship of his native community in Delta State and tussle over a piece of land on which he was planning to build a private university.

According to him, the kingmakers have settled the kingship matter while allocation of the land to him followed due process.

The petition, a copy of which was made available to journalists, was addressed to the Inspector-General of Police, dated November 12, 2020, received on November 17, 2020, and titled, ‘Leaked information on dangerous plans to attack/kill me.’

The petition read in part, “Kindly recall the issue of the land which was duly allocated to me by my community (Idumuje-Ugboko, Aniocha North Local Govt. Area, Delta State) upon which I am building a private University of Sports – first of its kind in sub-Sahara Africa.

“I was reliably informed by my wife, Regina Daniels, who was also informed by one Mr Wale Jana that the suspects who were arrested and remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre in connection with the murder case in my village are plotting to cause me harm and possibly kill me.”

“According to the report sent to my wife by Wale Jana, it said an inmate in the same room with the suspects at the correctional facility, who pretended to be sleeping, heard them plotting to harm me by conspiring with others outside the prison yard.”

The Vice-Chancellor of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Prof. Olukayode Amund, has been awarded the fellowship of the National Academy of Science.

A statement by the Executive Secretary of the academy, Dr Oladoyin Odubanjo, said Amund’s selection as a fellow of the NAS was in recognition of his invaluable contributions to the field of science in Nigeria and beyond. Odubanjo added that the decision to elect Amund as a fellow was reached at the Annual General Meeting of the academy on January 28, 2021.

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