A renowned Security expert and Chairman of Transworld Security Systems, Chief Ona Ekhomu, has passed away at the age of 66 years.
The foremost Security expert died in the late hours of Monday after reportedly suffering from Covid-19 complications.
According to reports, Ekhomu was suspectedly hit by COVID-19 and had been ill for about two weeks. Ekhomu’s wife was said to have contacted her husband’s colleagues about two weeks ago to notify them about his ill-health.
Born March 26th 1955 in Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria, Ekhomu was the first chartered security professional in West Africa.
He was a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Certified Protection Professional (CPP).
He went to Western Boys’ High School, Benin City, Edo State and graduated in 1972.
Thereafter, he enrolled at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, 1974 before obtaining a BA (History) from Voorhees College, Denmark.
He also obtained a Masters degree 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.
He was also the leader of the the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON).