An aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of killing Dr Chike Akunyili.
Naija News had earlier reported that gunmen reportedly killed Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband to late former Information Minister, Dora Akinyuli.
It was gathered that Dr. Chike was murdered by the gunmen at Umuoji in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State on Tuesday evening.
A source disclosed that the late minister’s husband had earlier visited the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA) where the late Dora was honoured.
In a post on his Facebook page, Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), claimed it has been confirmed that IPOB killed Akunyili in Anambra State.
“It is now confirmed that IPOB bandits have killed Dr Chike Akunyili; the husband of late Prof. Dora Akunyili in Anambra State,” he said.
Recall that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had denied any kind of responsibility or involvement in the murder of Dr. Akunyili.
The group last Wednesday through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, submitted that it doesn’t kill people and specifically, it has nothing against the murdered Akunyili.
Powerful stated further that the gunmen who assassinated Dr. Akunyuli are working closely with those who poisoned and killed Prof. Akunyuli herself as they are after the entire family.
He added that politicians are the ones behind all the killings in Anambra State.
IPOB said those sponsoring the school of thought are only out to tarnish the group’s image and turn the people of Anambra State against them.