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A FORMER Nigerian diplomat Ejeviome Otobo has been found dead by the Tuckahoe Police in New York, United States.

Otobo disappeared from his community a some weeks ago.

The police announced his death in a statement released on June 24.

“The Tuckahoe Police Department regrets to inform members of the community that Ejeviome Otobo was located yesterday afternoon and is deceased.

“We would like to thank those of you who offered tips and tried to assist with the investigation. Our thoughts go out to the Otobo family during this difficult time,” the statement said.

Otobo was last seen on June 15 in his community of residence.

On June 19, the Tuckahoe Police announced that he was missing and requested relevant information from members of the public.

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Otobo, who was 70 years old at the time of his death, served as Director and Deputy Head, Peace-building Support Office at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York between December 2006 and October 2013.

He acted as the UN’s Assistant Secretary-General from February to August 2009.

He was also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Peace-Building and Global Economic Policy at the Global Governance Institute in Brussels, Belgium.

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Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via vopara@icirnigeria.org

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