By Our Correspondent
The Chairman Trans-World Security Systems who is also a renowned security expert in Nigeria Chief Ona Ekhomu has passed away.
It was gathered that his wife contacted his colleagues in the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON) about two weeks ago and notified them he contracted COVID-19 and notified them that he is ill.
According to reports, Ekhomu died in Lagos after a brief illness at the age of 66.
“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 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 March 26, 1955 in Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria, Ekhomu was the first chartered security professional in West Africa.
A Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) No. 14210 and Certified Protection Professional (CPP) No. 8851, Dr. Ekhomu attended Western Boys’ High School, Benin City, Edo State, 1972; Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, 1974; obtained the BA, History from Voorhees College, Denmark, South Carolina USA 1977; M.A, Political Science from the Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 1979; and PhD (Public and International Affairs – Policy Management from the University of Pittsburgh, USA 1985.
Ekhomu also attended the Security Officer Training Academy of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania USA, 1986.
He obtained the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Act 235 Lethal Weapons Licence in 1986.