Lagos Banker Arrested After Allegedly Sending Assassins to Kill Her Ex-Husband

Lagos Banker Arrested After Allegedly Sending Assassins to Kill Her Ex-Husband
Lagos Banker Arrested After Allegedly Sending Assassins to Kill Her Ex-Husband

Lagos Banker Arrested After Allegedly Sending Assassins to Kill Her Ex-Husband

A Lagos banker, Oluchi Tochukwu, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly hiring assassins to kill her ex-husband, Tochukwu Onyebuchi.

According to Punch, the former couple has been battling over the custody of their only child after their marriage crashed. This October, Oluchi employed the services of two men – Chigozie Smart (32) and Kingsley Ikechukwu (36), and supplied them the weapons and acid they used in carrying out the operation, but they were busted at Ijebu-Ode while driving to Onitsha in the victim’s car.

Parading the suspects yesterday in Abeokuta, here’s what the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, 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 victim is currently undergoing medical treatment at an undisclosed hospital. While Oluchi Tochukwu denies hiring the men, she noted that she is fighting the custody of their child with him in court.

However, one of the assassins, Chigozie, revealed she promised them a gift of Tokunbo cars if they succeeded.

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