Popular private security expert, Dr Ona Ekhomu, is dead.
Ekhomu died Monday night after he took ill some weeks ago at the age of 66.
It was learnt that his wife contacted his colleagues in the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria about two weeks ago and notified them that he is ill.
“She notified industry players that he is sick and solicited prayers for her husband.
“But this morning we received the sad news of his passing on Monday night,’ a source said.
His Facebook page evidently showed that Dr. Ekhomu’s last post was five days ago where he shared novelist, Chimamanda Adichie’s TED speech of 2020 that chronicled her experience with a roommate in the United States.
Born in March 1955, Ekhomu was the Chairman, Transworld Security Systems and a founding member of the American Society for Industry Security (ASIS) International in Nigeria.
He was the Sub-editor of Bendel Newspapers Corporation, Benin City, Nigeria, 1974-1975. Program planner Iowa Department Transportation, Ames, 1978-1979. President Pittsburgh Trading Company, 1986, Trans-World Consultant, Inc., Pittsburgh, since 1978, Trans-World Security Company, Pittsburgh, since 1984.
He held several leadership positions in the private security sector both in Nigeria and Africa.His family was yet to make an official announcement as of the time of filing this report. (Punch)