Weeks after the owners of Young Shall Grow Transport escaped the assassins bullets in Lagos, another transporter and owner of GUO Motors, Chief GUO Okeke on Tuesday evening escaped death by the whiskers when gunmen suspected to be hired assassins attacked his car.
It was gathered that the gunmen, numbering four, in a bid to get rid of Okeke, ambushed one of his private cars at his residence in Onitsha but unfortunately found out that the man was not in the car.
Speaking on the incident Chief Okeke said that the attack happened at about 6.45pm on Monday. His driver, who was sent on an errand with the car was attacked on his way back by a group of gunmen in a Siena car, who trailed him to the GRA gate II and opened fire on the vehicle.
“We began to hear terrifying gun shots in front of the gate, the assailants trailed the car, thinking I was inside.
“They first opened fire at the windscreen, directing it to the front seat where they thought a security man was sitting, they shattered the windscreen, shot at the driver but bullets miraculously missed his fore head but scratched through his head and the bullets also hit his hand. They also shattered the tyres of the vehicle and riddled the whole vehicle with over 60 bullets. The scenario lasted for about five minutes.
“The assailants came purposely to eliminate me because within the last few months, I have been receiving threats from various criminal gangs, ordering me to leave Onitsha and Anambra State,” he said.
The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, (DSP) Emeka Chukwuemeka confirmed the incident and said that the command has spread its dragnet to arrest the fleeing members of the gang while calling on the residents of the area to give police necessary information that could lead to their arrest.