Chike Akunyili’s Daughter Chidiogo Says, “We Hope His Death Is Not In Vain”
Chidiogo stated that she spoke to her father the day before he died and that he assured her of his safety.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
On Tuesday, Chidiogo, the daughter of slain Dr. Chike Akunyili, celebrated her father, a week after he was assassinated by unidentified assailants.
Dora Akunyili, a medical doctor and the widower of a former Minister of Information, was assassinated last week Tuesday while returning from a memorial speech in honor of his late wife.
Chidiogo, their daughter, previously stated that she spoke to her father the day before he died and that he assured her of his safety.
On Tuesday, a week later, Chidiogo posted a video of her late father handing money to an elderly woman who sung his praises on her Facebook page.
According to the caption, “The load of our grief is lessened by videos such as this. The story goes that on his way home, he saw an old woman with a heavy wheelbarrow full of plantains. He continued home, got the needed cash and came back to where she was, and proceeded to buy all her plantains.
“He counts out the money to the soundtrack of her cries of joy and blessings as she dances away. ‘Nothing is as good as giving joy,’ he adds, a happy smile on his face.
“Thank you all for your condolence messages in this time of immense mourning. Our joy is to know that we do not grieve alone, and our hope continues to be that his death not be in vain.”
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