‘Assassins’ kill 18-year-old girl for recognising them

‘Assassins’ kill 18-year-old girl for recognising them

Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:16 am

File: Nigerian Police on patrol

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

An 18-year-old girl (name withheld) has been reportedly killed in Benin, Edo State, by suspected hired assassins, for allegedly recognising them after an operation.

The suspects were paraded before journalists in Benin, by Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Haliru Gwandu.

The suspects were allegedly hired by a middle-aged woman who’s identity is yet to be known, to assassinate her ex-lover, Mr. Okundolor Omoruyi.

The unidentified lady who is now at large was said to have plotted the murder of Omoruyi, because he allegedly jilted her.

The deceased, 39, was reportedly killed in May at Utagban quarters in Egor local government area few weeks after he arrived Nigeria from Italy.

One of the paraded suspects who gave his name as Odion Igbinogun, gave the names of other fleeing suspects as Power and Moses.

‎He disclosed that it was Power who pulled the trigger that killed Omoruyi, adding that he was only asked to accompany them on the mission.

According to the suspect, the deal to kill Omoruyi was sealed at a bar, but he could not recognise the lady that gave out the job.

“My friend put me into this problem. He said I should follow them somewhere. When we got to a shop, he said I should collect the apron from the seller [apparently containing the money from the proceeds from the day’s sales]. I didn’t know how much was in the apron.

“I later saw my friend brought out a gun and kill the girl. They later said we should go to another place where we killed the man,” Odion confessed‎.

Mr. Gwandu assured that the fleeing other suspects (including the jealous lover), in the murder of the Italian returnee and the girl, would soon be arrested.

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