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Obumneme Akunyili Recounts How His Dad, Chike Akunyili Was Murdered

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Son of Dr. Chike Akunyili, Obumneme, says his father was killed on Monday evening when he was returning from a commemorative lecture in honour of his late wife, Dora.

Dr. Chike is the widower of a former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

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Obumneme as told BBC News Igbo that his father was shot in the face by gunmen who opened fire on his vehicle at Nkpor, Anambra State.

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“His driver and a Police officer assigned to him also died in the shooting. A cousin survived and is being treated in hospital,” Obumneme stated.

They were driving back from the town of Nsukka in Enugu state after attending a lecture hosted by the University of Nigeria to pay tribute to the late NAFDAC DG, Dora.

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The Police Command in Anambra State, where the incident happened, has vowed to unravel the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

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