Obumneme, son of the murdered Dr. Chike Akunyili has narrated how his father was killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Tuesday night in Anambra.
9JA COMPASS NEWS had earlier reported that unknown gunmen reportedly killed Dr Chike Akunyili at Umuoji in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State on Tuesday evening.
The medical was killed while returning from a commemorative lecture in honour of his late wife, former Minister of Information, Prof. Dora Akunyili
Speaking with the BBC Igbo, Obumneme said that his father 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.