Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has described the murder of Dr Chike Akunyili, the husband of late NAFDAC DG, Dora Akunyili, as an act of wickedness.
Akunyili was found murdered by Unknown gunmen in Anambra State days ago.
Reacting to the news, Uzodinma, in a statement on Facebook, called on the Federal Government to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.
He wrote, “The gruesome murder of Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband of the former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Late Prof. Dora Akunyili is an act of wickedness in the highest order and must be condemned in all ramification.
“I, on behalf of the Government and good people of Imo State, commiserate with the Akunyili Family, the Government and good people of Anambra State over this inhumane act. As we pray for the repose of his soul, I believe the Government at the State, Region and Federal would continue to improve our security architecture against these elements and ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.
“As a peaceful and loving race we are, known for our hospitality and unison with the ideology of “Onuru ube nwanne agbala oso”, let’s eschew violence and embrace peace to pave way for the development of our region for “igwe bu ike”.”