The former lawmaker raised the alarm during a press briefing he organized alongside his wife, Regina, on Thursday in Abuja.
According to him, the alleged conspiracy to assassinate him is in connection with a piece of land in his community in Delta where he was building a university.
The billionaire also stated that a tussle about who becomes the next traditional ruler of his community was also another significant factor.
He however stated that the traditional stool issue had been settled by the elders of the land, adding that they also gave their consent to the allocation of the land.
Nwoko said the assassination plot was exposed by one Mr Ossy Bosah who was serving a jail term at Kuje Prison in Abuja.
The former federal lawmaker said that Bosah was privileged to get wind of the plan from fellow inmates, adding the case had since been reported to the police authorities who are investigating the matter.
”Bosah was able to get the information on social media and the attention of my wife, Regina was drawn to it. I then reported the matter to the police and Department of State Security (DSS) and they went and interviewed the inmates involved.
“The inmates mentioned the name of one businessman who deals in the oil and gas sector as the master minder,” Nwoko said.
Following the exposition of the plot, Nwoko said that Bosah’s life was threatened via text messages, regretting that shortly after he was released from the prison, he died mysteriously.
The billionaire said an autopsy was being carried out by the authorities to ascertain the cause of Bosah’s death.
He said the family of the late inmate would have been at this conference with him, but due to fear for their lives, they refused to come.
Ned Nwoko said though security around him and his family had been tightened, the press conference was necessary to let the world know of the threat.
KanyiDaily recalls that a week ago, Ned Nwoko revealed that he’s praying for his daughter, Julia, to marry an elderly man like him in the future.