Full Story: How Dr Chike Akunyili Died in Onitsha With Eight Others

This is the Full Story on How Dr Chike Akunyili Died in Onitsha With Eight Others Late. Chike, as the then gorvernor of Anambra state fondly calls him is the husband of the late director general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, and later Minister of Information, Professor Dora Akunyili together with eight others were slaughtered mercilessly on Tuesday night at Afor Nkpor, anambra state, a suburb of the commercial city of Onitsha in Anambra State.



How Dr Chike Akunyili Died in Onitsha

It was gathered that unknown gunmen had opened fire in the usually busy area at a time Akunyili was returning home to Enugu after receiving a posthumous award by the University of Nigeria Alumni Association on behalf of his late wife Dr. Prof Dora Akunyili at the All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha and he, his driver and police orderly were caught up in the shooting.


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Akunyili left immediately after receiving his wife’s award and was seen off by his son, Obum who also attended the ceremony. They took the old Onitsha –Enugu road only to meet their death at Afor Nkpor Those at the vicinity said the gunmen were probably attracted to his vehicle by the policeman escort sitting in front of the car and then opened fire on the occupants of the vehicle.


Watch the last video interview of Dr Chike before his gruesome murder, the good doctor was recounting his blessings despite the painful death of his wife.

According to the eyewitnesses, it was possible that the gunmen did not know the identity of Dr Akunyili at the time he was shot. The also said that the gunmen cut off the heads of three of their victims, before speeding off in a waiting vehicle.


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