By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
Husband of late former Director General of NAFDAC and minister for information, Prof Dora Akunyili, Dr Chike Akunyili was on Tuesday killed by gunmen on rampage in Anambra State.
Akunyili, a medical Doctor was on his way from Onitsha to Umuoji before he was attacked by unidentified gunmen at Eke Nkpor, in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.
Information has it that Akunyili was said to have been killed alongside his driver and police orderly.
According to a source who spoke to our Correspondent, Akunyili had on Tuesday attended a lecture at Sharon Hall, All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha, organised by the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA), Onitsha branch, in honour of his late wife, Prof Dora Akunyili.
“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”, the source said.
A member of his community who simply gave his name as IIfeanyi said: “He lost his life at Nkpor Junction, Idemili North Anambra State Tuesday 28/9/2021 when he came to Anambra to Receive Award for the Late Amazon, Prof Dora Akunyili.
“Agbalanze was killed by Unknown Gunmen. May the Lord console Akunyili family and Ndi Agulu in general,” the source said.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga could not be reached for reaction at the time of filing this report.