November 26, (THEWILL) – Emeka Rollas, the National President of Actor’s Guild of Nigeria, AGN has showered encomium on late doctor, Chike Akunyili, the late husband of former Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC and former Minister of Information in Nigeria, Professor Dora Akunyili.
Describing the medical practitioner as a humble and good man, the veteran actor recounted the encounter he had with late Chike Akunyili, before his unfortunate demise.
According to him, in 2003 when he was in Enugu State filming, he became sick and a colleague made an urgent call to Doctor Chike Akunyili.
The doctor drove at night from town to his hotel room and took the actor to the hospital. While receiving treatment at St Leo hospital, Enugu, the amiable doctor attended to his needs and ensured he got the best treatment. Nurses were also at his beck and call during the nine days he spent in the hospital. He stressed that Dr. Chike was a good man and a professional to the core who practiced with humility. He added that he cannot forget the first encounter he had with him.
Doctor Chike Akunyili was gruesomely murdered on September, 28, 2021 in Anambra State when he traveled to attend the commemorative lecture in honour of his wife, late Dora Akunliyi.
Pictures taken during the Pontitical Requiem Mass at Madonna Catholic Church, Agulu, Anambra State surfaced online a few hours ago. The medical practitioner was buried at his country home in Agulu, Anaocha local government area of Anambra State.