Chike Akunyili, husband of late former Director General of NAFDAC and minister for information, Prof Dora Akunyili has been killed by gunmen.
Akunyili, a medical doctor was killed on Tuesday on his way from Onitsha to Umuoji at Eke Nkpor. He was said to have been killed alongside his driver and police escort.
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.
At the occassion, he was said to have spoke glowingly about Dora his wife, and made a donation of N500,000 to the association.
A source told the Daily Post, “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 police are yet to confirm the incident, but sources in the victim’s community, Agulu have confirmed his killing.