Dora led the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to global acclaim, from 2001 to 2008.
A source close to the family tells The Nation that Chike was at the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA) where the late Dora was honored, hours before he was killed.
“I was with this man yesterday same yesterday at Sharon Hall, All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha. It was an occasion of University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA), Onitsha branch event where they honoured late Dora Akunyili.
“He spoke glowingly about Dora and made a donation of 500k to the association.
“He was there with his son, Obum now working with Anambra State government.
“We saw them off to the car and it was emotional when Obum hugged him tight as both of them separated to join their respective vehicles.
“Obum was in a white Hilux while the man was in a big Jeep (I think Prado). God have mercy!” the source says.