Akunyili’s son: How my father was killed

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Obumneme Akunyili, one of the sons of the slain Dr. Chile Akunyili has narrated how his father was shot and killed on Tuesday by unknown gunmen at Nkpor, Anambra State.

 

His father was the widower to the late former Minister of Information, Prof. Dora Akunyili.

He was shot dead along with his police orderly while returning to Enugu after a commemorative lecture in honour of his late wife.

 

Obumneme told BBC Igbo that his father was shot in the face.

“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.