A man who claims to be the younger brother to Chike Akunyili, husband of the late Minister of Information and Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Prof. Dora Akunyili, has alleged that his brother was killed by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The man Cyril Akunyili, made the allegations on his Facebook platform on Tuesday night.
Ripples Nigeria reported that Mr. Akunyili was murdered in cold blood on Tuesday evening in Anambra, hours after attending an event at Onitsha, where the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA) gave a posthumous award to his late wife.
Cyril wrote on Facebook, “IPOB KILLED MY SENIOR BROTHER. WHY? HUSBAND OF PROF DORA AKUNYILI DEAD. IPOB WHY ON A TUESDAY?”
Meanwhile, it was gathered that Akunyili was killed at Umuoji in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State on Tuesday evening after he returned from the event at Onitsha.
Although the police have not confirmed the incident, it was learnt that the deceased left the Onitsha event, with his son, Obum, who works with the Anambra government.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
FEATURES: Rise in Monkeypox infection troubling Nigeria’s rural population
In this features, KELECHUKWU IRUOMA goes into the rural communities of Bayelsa State, south-south Nigeria to uncover the plight of...
SPECIAL REPORT: Kwara communities groan as erosion washes away roads, property
For a number of years communities in Ilorin South LGA of Kwara State have had to live with the menace...
SPECIAL REPORT: Lack of legal provisions, cultural sentiments fueling marital r*pe in Nigeria
By Arinze Chijioke In the early days of Sandra Izuckukwu’s marriage in 2019, her husband, Sunday Izuchukwu, did everything she...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (IV): Surviving in a dangerous media environment
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019 and 2020. For six...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (III): Precious Owolabi was killed covering a protest
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019-2020. For six months, Nigerian...