By Florence Akintola
Unknown gunmen have killed Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband of late former Director-General of the National Association of Food and Drugs Administration Control (NAFDAC) Dora Akunyili.
Details of his death are still sketchy as of now. While some reports says he was killed in the early hours of Wednesday in Abuja, others say he was killed at Umuoji, in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Tuesday evening.
A source close to the family told Vanguard said the deceased was still at the University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UNAA) event in Onitsha, where his late wife, Dora, was honoured few hours before he was killed.
“I was with this man yesterday, same yesterday at Sharon Hall, All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha. It was an occasion of University of Nigeria 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!” the source said.