Lagos Banker Pays Assassins To Kill Husband

October 26, 2016
Lagos Banker Pays Assassins To Kill Husband


By Dipo Olowookere

Police in Ogun State have paraded a female banker identified as Mrs Oluchi Tochukwu, who allegedly hired assassins to eliminate her estranged husband, Mr Tochukwu Onyebuchi, who she married over two years ago.

It was learnt that the suspected killers had stormed the residence of their victim in Ayobo area of Lagos State, inflicting deep cut injuries on his head with cutlasses, pouring acid on him and then leaving with his Range Rover SUV.

Addressing newsmen on Wednesday while parading the woman and the suspected assassins, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmed Iliyasu, said the suspects were intercepted and arrested on October 19, 2016, at Ijebu-Ode while attempting to escape to Onitsha with the vehicle.

He gave the names of the other suspects as Mr Chigozie Smart (32) and Mr Kingsley Ikechukwu (36).

“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 police chief in Ogun State said.

But the banker claimed she never contracted the other suspects to kill her husband, saying she had no reason to kill him.

Meanwhile, Mr Iliyasu 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.

He said the suspects would soon be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

1 Comment

  1. Let the police do their job and get the truth. Nigerians are found of media trial before judgement. If the woman is not found guilty and released,we then conclude that the Judge has been bribed. It not the case that there are no evil men & women. It is a possibility that the man actually planned the whole thing
    in order to perfect the divorce or any other ulterior motive. Let the law enforcement personnel proof it.

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