FORMER SENATOR’S BODY FOUND INSIDE A POND IN HIS VILLAGE, DEAD

Senator (Dr) Offia Nwali, OON Ishiozo kpakpaji of Ezza, Igwe Ameka of Ebonyi State is dead. According to the daughter in laws post on Facebook.  nwaliOffia Nwali is a community leader and researcher from Ebonyi State who is the chief of Ameka, a small town in the state.
He was educated at Brown University and Harvard (Phd, 1966). He then worked with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research before returning to Nigeria after the civil war. He worked with the East Central Data Processing Center and was later elected a senator of the Nigerian republic in 1979. (1) He defeated his closest opponent S.O. Megada by about 80, 000 votes to win the Anambra East senatorial constituency.
He lost family members in an airplane crash in the early 1980s. He was the   Deputy National Chairman of Ohaneze Ndigbo. He was 74. He was reportedly found dead inside a pond located in his Ameka Community, Ezza South local government area of Ebonyi State, on Saturday.
He was the first black man to obtain Ph.D in Computer and Analytical Studies from Harvard University, United States.
The late Inspector- General of police, MD Yusuf, facilitated his return to Nigeria in 1972 shortly before he was appointed chairman of school board by the then East Central state.
Nwali, a foremost founding father of Ebonyi State, represented Abakaliki Senatorial District at the National Assembly, between 1979-1983.

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