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Police confirm killing of AutoEase CEO in Enugu


The Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba

The gruesome murder of the Chief Executive Officer, AutoEase services, Mr Ifeanyi Okeke, in Enugu State has been confirmed by the state police command.

The victim, according to the spokesman for the Police in the State, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, was gunned down by yet to be identified persons on Sunday night while on his way to his house situated at Brick Estate, by Ekweremadu Drive, Independence Layout Enugu, Daily Post reports.

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He was said to have been murdered in the presence of his seven-year-old son who he had gone to pick from a barber’s shop.

The source said the assailants hit his car from behind and that when he came out to find out who hit his car, he was marched to lie down on the floor, shot in the leg and stomach.

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He was rushed to a hospital, where he was confirmed dead, according to the report.

Confirming the incident, Ndukwe said operatives attached to the Layout’s Police Division, immediately raced to the scene upon receipt of a distress call.

He said, “On sighting the Operatives, the criminal elements fled, while their victim, later identified as Ifeanyi Okeke, whom they shot several times, was rushed to the nearest hospital, where he was confirmed dead by doctors on duty.

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“The Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, psc, has ordered the State CID to launch a full-scale investigation and manhunt for the criminal elements in view of bringing them to book.”