How Chike Akunyili was murdered - Son reveals

At this juncture, it’s important to know how Chike Akunyili was murdered. Obumneme, a son of the murdered Dr. Chike Akunyili has described how his father was killed by the yet-to-be-identified persons.

The medical doctor and widower of a late Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili, was killed on Monday evening when he was returning from a commemorative lecture in honour of his late wife, Dora.

How Chike Akunyili was murdered - Son reveals

The Police Command in Anambra State, where the incident happened, has vowed to unravel the brains behind the murder.

Speaking with the BBC Igbo, Obumneme said that his dad was shot in the face by gunmen who opened fire on his vehicle at Nkpor, Anambra State.

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

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.

ALSO WATCH: Video of how Dr. Akunyili struggled for his life moments after he was shot

DSS takes denies killing Dora Akunyili’s husband Chike

How Chike Akunyili was murdered - Son reveals
How Chike Akunyili was murdered

The Department of State Services has denied killing Dr. Chike Akunyili, widower of the late Director-General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, Prof. Dora Akunyili.

In a statement titled, ‘DSS Denies Allegation of Killing Dr. Chike Akunyili,’ which was signed by the agency’s spokesman, Dr Peter Afunaya, the DSS said it would track down those behind the murder.

The statement reads in part, “The attention of the DSS has been drawn to an allegation that its operatives killed Dr. Chike Akunyili.

“Also, the service was alerted to a social media video claiming that the ‘Nigerian DSS’ murdered security escorts at Nkpor, Anambra State on 28 September, 2021.

“The service hereby denies these allegations and wishes to clearly state that they are spurious and illogical. There was no basis for the DSS to kill the medical doctor or fellow law enforcement agents.”

DON’T MISS: Watch Dr Chike Akunyili last speech before he was murdered

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