Obi, Umeh, Anambra Deputy Gov-elect, Ibezim, others pay respects as Akunyili is laid to relaxation

Husband of Prof Dora Akunyili, former Minister of Info and Director Common of Nationwide Company for Meals Drug Administration and Management (NAFDAC), Dr Chike Akunyili, the slain husband of Prof Dora Akunyili has been laid to relaxation at his dwelling city, Agulu, Anaocha LGA of Anambra State.

A number of dignitaries have been at a burial mass held in his honour at Madonna Catholic Church, Agulu to pay their final respects to the murdered medical practitioner.

Dr. Chike Akunyili was killed on 28 September at Nkpor, close to Onitsha by unknown gunmen, whereas being chauffeur-driven from Onitsha, on his approach to Enugu.

He had obtained a posthumous award bestowed on his late spouse, Prof Dora Akunyili by the College of Nigeria, Nsukka Alumni Affiliation when the incident happened.

He was killed alongside his driver and safety aide, simply as a number of different individuals have been stated to have been killed on the identical day.

Dignitaries who have been at Madonna Catholic Church, Agulu to honour the late Chike, praised his humility and exemplary life, whereas urging all to emulate his simplicity.

The dignitaries embrace the previous governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi and his spouse; Margaret, former nationwide chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Victor Umeh and his spouse; Prisca, Anambra Deputy Governor-elect, Dr Onyekachi Ibezim and others.

Kids of the late Akunyili, most of whom are based mostly abroad have been additionally on the bottom to bury their father and likewise showered him with encomiums for being an exemplary father.

There was weeping and wailing as his physique was moved from St Charles Boromeo Hospital morgue in Onitsha to his neighborhood for the ultimate rites earlier than he was lastly dedicated to mom earth.

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