The Lagos State Command has arrested a Chinese and his Nigerian accomplice for allegedly planning to assassinate a business partner in Lagos.
The Chinese suspect, Mr. Sung Hun AKA ‘Tiger’ was arrested by detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department having allegedly paid N1million to a ‘killer’ squad to eliminate the said business partner.
Lagos State police boss, Fatai Owoseni told newsmen that the suspect was nabbed after a tip off that he has contacted a Nigerian, one Chika Eze to help him mobilize hired assassins to eliminate his Nigerian business partner who has duped him.
“The contract sum of the assassination is 1.5m naira out of which 1.4m has been paid with a promise to balance up after the deed has been done.
“Both suspects have confessed to the crime with a sum of N1.4million naira already recovered from them. Investigation is ongoing while police is on the trail of two other suspects who are at large.” Owoseni said.
The suspect told newsmen that the money he paid to the suspected killers were meant for charms and not for assassination.
“I am a Dealer in Foot wear, the partner is my customer whom I supply shoes to. He had refused to pay his debt. He even threatened to kill me. He has been owing me the sum of N4million. The money I paid to the men I hired were for them to prepare me a powerful charm so that he won’t kill me. I did not plan to assassinate him, rather, he was the one planning to kill me.”