Fact Check: Claims Over The Death of Dora Akunyili’s Husband

Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband of late Information Minister and NAFDAC DG, Prof. Dora Akunyili was pronounced dead on Tuesday evening.

He was reported to have been killed at Umuoji in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State, hours after he attended an event at Onitsha, where the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA) honoured his wife posthumously.

Late Dr. Chike Akunyili

He left Onitsha driving a Prado, with his son, Obum, who works with the Anambra government.

The details surrounding his murder is still vague.

Several news outlets like People’s Gazette reported that Dr Akunyili was slain by killer herdsmen.

However, a fact check by Nexus News proved this claim to be false. it was discovered that there were no proofs to support the allegations that Dr. Akunyili was murdered by killer herds men.

In similar unverified reports, it has been said that he was killed by IPOB members.

While several others are pointing fingers at IPOB, Nexus News cannot reliably state that the murder was committed by IPOB members.

An official statement was released by IPOB to contradict the story. It partly reads: “Those who killed Dora Akunyili’s husband killed his wife with poison. They are Fulani because she exposed Yar’adua’s death for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to take over as President of failed Nigeria.

“They know themselves. Those that conspired to poisoned prof. Dora Akunyili, they’re contesting the governorship election in Anambra State today.

“We have no issues with Chike Akunyili and we don’t know him, those behind this act must stop this and stop using IPOB name, we don’t want anybody to blame IPOB because we must get them, this is pure political assassination going on in Anambra State now and it been perfected by Nigeria DSS security agents are doing this to paint IPOB back in the face of support and encouragement we are getting from our people.

“We know their plans and gimmick to discourage Biafrans who are encouraging and supporting us but it can’t work for them, in the near future those committing these atrocities in Imo and Anambra state will hear from IPOB and our people should not blame us because we must get them.”

Conclusively, investigation is still ongoing and the killers of Dr. Akunyili remain anonymous for now.

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