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Gunmen kill late Dora Akunyili’s husband



Unknown gunmen have killed Dr Chike Akunyili, husband of late former Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Dora Akunyili.

It was gathered that Akunyili, a medical doctor was killed on Tuesday at Umuoji in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State. He was said to have been killed alongside his driver and police escort.

According to reports, he had on Tuesday attended a lecture at Sharon Hall, All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha, which was organized by the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA), Onitsha branch, in honour of his late wife, Prof Dora Akunyili.

A source who craved anonymity said: “He spoke glowingly about Dora his wife, and made a donation of N500,000 to the association.

“He was there with his son, Obum who now works with Anambra State government. We saw them off to the car and it was emotional when Obum hugged him (Chike) tight as both of them separated to join their respective vehicles.

“Obum was in a white Hilux while the man was in a Prado Jeep. He must have been killed when returning from the function.”

Attempts to reach the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga for comments was not successful as at press time.

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