A woman has been arrested alongside two men who she reportedly hired to kill her ex-husband in Lagos State.
The woman said to be a banker was apprehended by the Ogun State Police Command and paraded alongside her accomplices at the command headquarters in Abeokuta on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu said the banker, Oluchi Tochukwu, hired the suspected criminals to assassinate her husband, identified as Tochukwu Onyebuchi in his residence at Ayobo area of Lagos State.
According to the police boss, the suspects were identified as 32-year-old Chigozie Smart and 36-year-old Kingsley Ikechukwu.
He said they were intercepted and arrested on October 19 at Ijebu-Ode while attempting to escape to Onitsha with the victim’s Range Rover Jeep.
He said Oluchi was arrested at Ayobo area of Lagos State.
He said: “One Oluchi, a 32-year-old banker, who is married to one Tochukwu Onyebuchi years ago, got separated from her husband following some matrimonial problems.
“The custody of their only child is currently being contested in the court but Oluchi has another plan.
“She connived with the trio of Chigozie Smart, Kingsley Ikechukwy and one other who is now at large to eliminate her husband.
“She arranged for the weapons which includes cutlass, iron rods and acid which she kept in her husband’s compound at Ayobo area of Lagos State and described where she kept it to the assailants.
“The suspects went there on Wednesday as planned and matcheted the man severally on his head and poured the acid on him.
“The suspects thereafter abandoned the victim and took away his range Rover Jeep which Oluchi instructed them to drop at her brother’s place in Onitsha, Anambra State.
“Luck ran against them when a patrol team of the Ogun State command on Wednesday sighted the vehicle along the Ijebu-Ode/Benin expressway and stopped it for search.
“While searching the vehicle, blood stain was seen and the two occupants were unable to give satisfactory account of the blood stain, hence, they were arrested.
“It was during interrogation that the suspects revealed all that transpired to the police.”
The commissioner said that the victim, who had been treated at an undisclosed hospital, was in the custody of the police helping them in the process of investigation.
Although Oluchi, admitted that her marriage of three years has crashed, she however, denied contracting the duo of Chigozie and Kingsley and one other at large to assassinate her estranged husband.
Contradicting her claims, one of the suspects told newsmen that Oluchi actually promised to buy them “Tokunbo” cars if they successfully eliminate her ex-husband.
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