The funeral Mass for Dr. Chike John AkunyiliÂ is underway in his hometown, Agulu, Anambra State, and photos from the event has been shared online.
He was murdered on September 28 in Anambra state when he travelled to accept a posthumous award given to his wife.
EarlierÂ 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.
The body wasÂ taken to Agulu Town Hall briefly before he was taken to his compound to layÂ in state.
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.
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.
See photos from the event below;