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Police move to arrest killers of Enugu AutoEase CEO

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The Police in Enugu, yesterday, vowed to unravel those behind the murder of Enugu based Chief Executive Officer of AutoEase, Mr. Ifeanyi Okeke.

AutoEase is a firm that specialises in panel beating, auto body spray and oven bake. Okeke, it was gathered, was assassinated on his way to his residence located at Brick Estate, by Ekweremadu Drive, Independence Layout Enugu around 9:00p.m. on Sunday after he went to pick up his kid from a hair saloon.

A close family friend of the deceased said Ifeanyi Okeke was murdered in front of his seven year-old son who ran home to call his mother.

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“He was driving home and some people hit his car from the back, he came out to find out who hit his car and in the process was ordered to lie on the floor. His assailants threatened to kill his son if he disobeyed them.

“But while on the floor, they shot him on the leg and on his stomach. His killers only took his mobile phone but didn’t go away with his car.

“It was his son that ran home to call the mother that his dad had been shot,” the source said. It was further disclosed that Okeke was rushed to a hospital around the New haven axis, Enugu, where doctors on duty pronounced him dead.

The Enugu Command Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, stated that security operatives, who were alerted got quickly to the scene of the incident, but the assailants fled the scene before their arrival.

He also said that the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu had ordered the commencement of full scale investigation to arrest the perpetrators and called the public to come up with useful information about the development.

“He calls on members of the public with useful information that will lead to the arrest of the criminals to volunteer same at the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s emergency hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172 They can also send emails to contact042ppro@gmail.com, please,” he added.

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