Gunmen kill late Dora Akunyili’s husband

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Chike Akunyili, a former Minister of Information and husband of the late Dora Akunyili, has been reportedly shot dead by gunmen.

According to reports, Akunyili was killed at Umuoji in Idemili North local government area Anambra State on Tuesday evening alongside his police escort and one Aloysius, identified as his driver.

It was gathered that the deceased had gone to Onitsha for a lecture in honour of his late wife at Sharon Hall, All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha, which was organised by the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA).

Before his death, Akunyili  was the Chief Executive Officer of St Leo Hospital, Enugu.

His late wife, a former director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), died of uterine cancer on June 7, 2014.

 




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