Hon. Obumnaeme Akunyili, the son of former NAFDAC DG Dora Akunyili, has shed some light on the events that led to his mother’s death.
Obumnaeme, who is the Director General at Anambra State Project Monitoring and Management Office, revealed that his mother died after a two-year battle with cancer.
According to him, when Dora Akunyili was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, she sought help from a number of well-known Nigerian religious leaders, but many of them took advantage of the situation to “milk” her while giving her false hope.
Obunaeme who made this revelation in a chat with media personality, Chude Jidonwo, described what the men of God did to his mother as “Divine Hustle” .
“I saw the hustle. I feel like, how you tell your friend when there’s a job, I feel when there’s a public figure, all these pastors, their friends are like, ‘there’s this woman that is dying, we need to go and milk that puppy’.” He said.
He revealed the former NAFDAC DG spent a lot of money, sowed seeds as the religious leaders promised her that she will be healed.
Speaking further, he added that his mother’s faith could move mountains and she was absolutely certain that she would live as the men of God assured her.
“She went to, is it Pastor Adeboye’s place in Lagos for like a week? The whole shebang. She came back and said they need to do a scan that God has healed her. And I remember my father was crying when he was taking her to do the scan. He knew what they would see. And he wasn’t trying to shut it down, he was trying to dampen expectations.
“But my mum, you know how someone is like ‘God has healed me’. And they go and they see the mass of the cancer there, grown larger, and my mum just became a shell for like three days. And you just see someone, a larger-than-life figure just whittling away every day.” He added.
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