Governor Willie Obiano, Anambra state
Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has placed a N20m bounty on the criminals responsible for the horrendous killing of Dr. Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late Dora Akunyili, the former minister of Information and Communications and Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and control (NAFDAC), and others in the state.
The Governor said that the sum will be awarded to anyone who is able to provide helpful information to trace the killers.
He said this in a special broadcast at the Governor’s lodge in Amawbia on Wednesday, while grieving with the Akunyili family, as well as families of others who were killed in the attack.
Dr. Chike Akunyili was killed by the gunmen on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, alongside his driver and police escorts around the Nkpor junction in Idemili North, Anambra State. He was said to have been returning from an event where he received a posthumous award of excellence for his late wife when he ran into the perpetrators at Nkpor and was savagely murdered.
Governor Obiano condemned the attack, beckoning on residents to cooperate with security agencies to defeat the common enemy and protect the state.