Two suspected assassins who were hired by a jilted woman to murder and Italy-based Nigerian man have been arrested in Edo.
Vanguard reports that the suspects were reportedly contracted by a lady identified only as Mercy, to kill Okundolor for jilting her after many years of being in a relationship.
While parading the men at the State Command Headquarters in Benin City, the state Police Commissioner, Haliru Gwandu, said the suspects had already confessed that four of them embarked on the mission to eliminate the deceased and named their accomplices as Moses and Power who are on the run as well as the lady who gave them the job.
The suspects alleged that the plot to eliminate Okundolor was hatched at a drinking spot at Evbuotubu area of Benin after Mercy contracted them and paid them to eliminate the deceased for dumping her for another woman.
It was also gathered that an 18-year-old girl who recognized one of the suspects when they went for the mission, was equally killed.
CP Gwandu who described the killings as wicked and barbaric vowed to bring to book the female lover and other suspects currently on the run.
“There is no hiding place for them because what they have done is evil against man and God and they will surely face the law. This is a vicious gang that must not be allowed to further hurt innocent Nigerians.
Even if one decides to jilt you, killing the person is not an option; that is wickedness. And such people are enemies of the society. No excuse can be acceptable for killing someone.
We must orientate ourselves and inform others because we have been witnessing such crimes these days and it is shocking. It is actually a devilish act which must be stopped.”