The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria has solicited the support of the Nigerian and South African governments, as well as other government agencies, to unravel the death of its former Deputy Director-General, Mrs. Uju Ndubisi-Chukwu.
The President, CIIN, Eddie Efekoha, said this while delivering a tribute during the service of songs, which was organized by the Insurance Industry Consultative Council, in honour of three departed colleagues in the industry.
The two others were; the late Chief Dipo Bailey, who was a past president of CIIN and a past commissioner for insurance; and late Prof. Funmi Adeyemi, who was a past director-general, Nigerian Insurers Association.
He said, “We have since written officially to the Nigerian High Commission in South Africa and the organizers of the conference African Insurance Organization/Institute of Insurance in South Africa to assist in getting to the bottom of this.
“The Nigerian High Commission has in turn confirmed working with the South African Police authorities to unravel the cause of death. As the institute works with the family of Mrs. Ndubisi-Chukwu and others to unravel the cause of death, we enjoin all parties concerned to exercise patience and avoid making statement that will prejudice official investigations.”
Her death, which occurred in South Africa while attending the just- concluded African Insurance Organization conference in Johannesburg, became worrisome, when the cause of her death was linked to unnatural causes. She was believed to have been strangled to death.
“While the cause of her death has generated a lot of controversies in the public space, we want to reiterate that we are committed as an institution to unravel the cause of her death,” Efekoha added.