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.

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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
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