Late Prof. Dora Akunyili’s husband assassinated
Dr. Chike J. Akunyili, spouse of late Prof. Dora Akunyili, former NAFDAC DG, is dead.
He was reportedly shot by unknown gunmen at Nkpor Junction, Idemili North, Anambra State, on Tuesday, September 29. He had arrived in the state to accept an award in honor of his late wife when the unfortunate tragedy occurred, according to reports.
Though facts of the tragic incident are still not clear, a family source said the deceased was at the Onitsha meeting venue of the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA), where he was honoured just hours before he was assassinated.
The source was quoted as saying;
“God, pls render the devil and his agents powerless and useless”.
I was with this man yesterday same yesterday at Sharon Hall, All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha. It was an occasion of University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA), Onitsha branch event where they honoured late Dora Akunyili.
He spoke glowingly about Dora and made a donation of 500k to the association. He was there with his son ,Obum now working with Anambra state government.
“We saw them off to the car and it was emotional when Obum hugged him tight as both of them separated to join their respective vehicles”.
Obum was in a white Hilux while the man was in a big Jeep I think Prado). God have mercy!”