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Dr. Chike J. Akunyili shot dead by unknown gunmen



Dr. Chike J. Akunyili, husband to former NAFDAC DG, Late Prof. Dora Akunyili is dead.


It was gathered that he was shot at Nkpor Junction, Idemili North, Anambra State on Tuesday, September 29, by unknown gunmen. It is reported that he had arrived the state to receive an award on behalf of his late wife when the tragic incident happened.

Though details of the incident are still sketchy, a source close to the family said the deceased was still at the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA) where the late Dora was honoured some hours before he was killed.

The source said: “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!”

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