By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
A former Nigerian diplomat and ambassador, Ejeviome Otobo, is dead.
Otobo was last seen in Tuckahoe, New York, on June 15.
The Tuckahoe Police Department has on June 19 announced in a Facebook post that Otobo was missing and requested information from the public.
On Saturday, the police announced via post on its Facebook page that 70-year-old Otobo had been found dead and sent condolences to his family.
“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 read.
Otobo was the director and deputy head of the Peacebuilding Support Office at the United Nation’s New York headquarters between December 2006 and October 2013.
He also acted as the Assistant UN Secretary-General from February to August 2009
Until his death, Otobo was a non-resident senior fellow in Peacebuilding and Global Economic Policy at the Global Governance Institute, Belgium.