Unidentified men have gunned down Dr Chike Akunyili, the husband to late former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof Dora Akunyili.

Akunyili was killed on Tuesday on his way from Onitsha to Umuoji at Eke Nkpor.

The medical doctor is said to have been murdered alongside his driver and police escort.

Akunyili had attended a lecture at Sharon Hall, All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha, which was organized by the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA), Onitsha branch, in honour of his late wife.

The source told DAILY POST: “He spoke glowingly about Dora his wife, and made a donation of N500,000 to the association.

“He was there with his son, Obum who now works with Anambra State government. We saw them off to the car and it was emotional when Obum hugged him (Chike) tight as both of them separated to join their respective vehicles.

“Obum was in a white Hilux while the man was in a Prado Jeep. He must have been killed when returning from the function.”

Though attempt to get confirmation from the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga was not successful, sources in the victims community, Agulu have confirmed the incident.