Throwback: Emotional video of late Chike Akunyili buying out old woman's entire plantain stock

Chike Akunyili's daughter, Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr, who shared the video on Instagram, described her father as a selfless person.
Throwback: Emotional video of late Chike Akunyili buying out old woman's entire plantain stock
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Following the death of late Dr Chike Akunyili, a video of the deceased buying out a plantain seller’s entire stock has surfaced online.

In the video, the late medical doctor was seen counting money to give to the aged plantain seller, who in turn, prayed for him in Igbo dialect.

Akunyili's daughter, Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr, who shared the video on Instagram, described her father as a selfless person.

“The load of our grief is lessened by videos such as this. The story goes that on his way home, he saw an old woman with a heavy wheelbarrow full of plantains. He continued home, got the needed cash and came back to where she was, and proceeded to buy all her plantains.

“He counts out the money to the soundtrack of her cries of joy and blessing as she dances away. ‘Nothing is as good as giving joy,’ he adds, a happy smile on his face.

“Thank you all for your condolence messages in this time of immense mourning. Our joy is to know that we do not grieve alone, and our hope continues to be that his death not be in vain,” she said in the Instagram post.

WuzupNigeria reported that Akunyili, husband of the late director-general of NAFDAC, Prof Dora Akunyili, was murdered on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, in the suburbs of Onitsha, Anambra State.

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