IPOB Denies Murdering Dora Akunyili’s Husband, Issues Statement on S/E Killings
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied killing Dr. Chike Akunyili, late Prof. Dora Akunyili’s husband. In a media statement, IPOB said the recent spate of killings in the South-East of Nigeria is politically-motivated and has nothing to do with the secessionist group.
IPOB’s director of media and publicity, Emma Powerful, said the group does not know Akunyili and that those who killed former DG of NAFDAC also killed her husband. Although Dora Akunyili died of breast cancer, the group alleged that she was poisoned.
“Those who killed Dora Akunyili’s husband killed his wife with poison because she exposed the death of Yar’Adua for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to take over as President of Nigeria; they know themselves, they conspired to poison Prof. Dora Akunyili,” IPOB alleged.
“We have no issues with Chike Akunyili and we don’t know him, those behind this act must stop this and stop using IPOB’s name, we don’t want anybody to blame IPOB because we must get them, this is purely a political assassination going on in Anambra State now,” they said.
The group went on to declare that IPOB had nothing to do with the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State. They stated that they did not threaten to disrupt the elections or tell anyone to boycott the elections. They said distractors who burnt the Government House in the state some years ago are also back to intimidate their governorship opponents with senseless killings.
“We have no hands in the political killings going on in Biafra land,” the group announced. “We have at several times raised the alarm that some cruel politicians are hiding under the cloak of the situation in Biafra land to eliminate their political enemies and blame it on IPOB.”