Deputy national chairman of Igbo’s apex socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, and Second Republic Senator, Sen. Offia Nwali, was found dead in a pond behind his house in Ebonyi State.
Late Sen. Nwali, who was one of the first Africans to obtain a Doctorate Degree in Computer and Analytical Studies, which he got from the Harvard University, was found dead at the pond located at the back of his country home at Ameka, Ezza South Local Government Area of the state at the weekend.
The 74-year-old, a foremost founding father of Ebonyi State, represented Abakaliki Senatorial District at the National Assembly, between 1979-1983.
A Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, the deceased contested in the troubled Ebonyi State PDP governorship primary election conducted on December 8, 2014 where he lost in a controversial manner.
Reports have it that the cause of the septuagenarian’s death has not been confirmed as the police have commenced investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death while his remains has been deposited at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki’s mortuary.