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BREAKING: Late Dora Akunyili’s Husband, Chike Reportedly Shot Dead



Dr Chike Akunyili, husband of Late Prof. Dora Akunyili’s has been shot dead by gunmen.

He was shot dead by yet to be identified gunmen on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 in Anambra.

According to report Akunyili 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.

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A source who confirmed the incident 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.”

Though attempt to get confirmation from the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga was not successful, sources in the victims community, Agulu have confirmed the incident.

A member of his community 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 (his traditional title) was killed by Unknown Gunmen. May the Lord console Akunyili family and Ndi Agulu in general,” the source said.

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His wife, who was Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, did in June 2014 after a battle with cancer.

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