The body of a former Nigerian diplomat, Ambassador Ejeviome Otobo, has been found by police in Tuckahoe, New York, United States.
Naija News reports that Otobo was last seen in the community on June 15.
The Tuckahoe Police Department had in a post on its Facebook page on June 19 declared Etobo missing, requesting information from the public.
The police on June 24 announced that Etobo had been found dead and sent condolences to his family.
The statement read: “The Tuckahoe Police Department regrets to inform members of the community that Mr. 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 late 70-year-old diplomat had served as the Director and Deputy Head, Peacebuilding Support Office at the United Nations headquarters in New York between December 2006 and October 2013.
Until his death, Otobo was a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Peacebuilding and Global Economic Policy at the Global Governance Institute in Brussels, Belgium.
From February to August 2009, Otobo acted as the Assistant Secretary-General at the UN.