Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO,Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has described the death of 70-year old Amb. Ejeviome Otobo in USA as very sad and painful.
In a condolence message, Dabiri-Erewa said the circumstances of Otobo’ssudden disappearance and eventual death was very disturbing andheartbreaking.
Spokesman of NIDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja said the NIDCOM boss consoled with the family of Ambassador Otobo , family and friends and prayed unto God to grant him eternal rest.
She, however, called for independent investigation into the mysterioussudden disappearance of the Diplomat and his eventual death in USA.Mr Otobo, a former Nigeria Diplomat and Ambassador was found dead afterbeen declared missing and was last seen in Tuckahoe, New York, on June15.
The Tuckahoe police department on June 19 announced in a Facebook postthat Otobo was missing and requested information from the public.A few days after, the police announced that Otobo had been found deadand sent condolences to his family.
Between December 2006 to October 2013, Otobo held the positions ofDirector and Deputy head of the Peace building Support Office at the UN’sNew York headquarters.
From February to August 2009, Otobo acted as the assistant secretary-general at the UN.
At the Global Governance Institute in Brussels, Belgium, he held the position of non-resident senior fellow in Peace building and Global Economic Policy up until his death.