Dr Chike Akunyili’s funeral Mass underway; loved ones gather to pay their last respect (photos)

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The funeral Mass for Dr. Chike John Akunyili is underway in his hometown, Agulu, Anambra State.

 

Earlier today, Nov. 25, the body of Dr. Chike Akunyili was retrieved from St. Charles Borromeo Special Hospital by his sons, some Catholic priests, and former Anambra state governor Peter Obi, who is also from Agulu.

 

Dr Chike Akunyili

Dr Chike Akunyili

 

The body was taken to Agulu Town Hall briefly before he was taken to his compound to lay in state.

 

Dr Chike Akunyili

 

By 10:00am, the body arrived Madonna Catholic Church in Agulu for a Pontifical Requiem Mass after which he will be taken to his country home to be committed to Mother Earth.

 

Dr Chike Akunyili

 

Dr Chike Akunyili

 

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, a pontifical service was held at the Christ the King Parish in Enugu to pray for the repose of the late Dr. Chike Akunyili.

 

Former Anambra State Governor Mr. Peter Obi and his wife Mrs Margaret Obi were present at the event with Dr. Akunyili’s children who returned to Nigeria to lay their father to rest.

 

Dr Chike Akunyili

Dr Chike Akunyili

Dr Chike Akunyili

 

Recall that Dr. Chike Akunyili was murdered on September 28 in Anambra state when he travelled to accept a posthumous award given to his wife.

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