Popular Pastors Swindled my Mum Promising to heal her from Cancer- Dora Akunyili’s Son

Hon. Obumnaeme Akunyili, the son of former NAFDAC DG Dora Akunyili and Dr. Chike Akunyili, has spoken out about the illness 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 went to a number of popular Nigerian religious leaders in a bid to get well when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer but many of them used the opportunity to “milk” her while giving her false hope.

He called what the men of God did to his mother a “divine hustle”.

He said: “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’.”

told Chude Jidonwo during an interview: “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.”

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