June 4th, 2014 – 3 Hired Killers Sent To Assassinate Ade Lexus In Lagos By Bobby Ibadan Paraded
The three assassins sent to murder a Lagos-based businessman, Mr Victor Adelakun Aka Ade Lexus have been paraded.
Yesterday, Lagos Police Commanded paraded the suspected hired killers who were arrested by SARS last month (May 10th) at a night club on Allen Avenue in Ikeja.
According to Punch Metro, the leader of the gang, one Ibrahim said they were only asked to kidnap Ade Lexus, and were promised N300,000.
He said, “We went to the night club simply to enjoy ourselves. We were given N140,000 as part payment to kidnap the man. Orekoya told us that Ade Lexus snatched his wife, and that he was also after his life. He then sent us to kidnap him (Ade Lexus), and promised to pay us N300,000 after doing the job.
“I have a wife and three children. I have not killed anyone before in my life. I used to work as a welder before I met Orekoya.”
Another member of the gang, 25-year-old Olanrewaju, also claimed that they had come to Lagos to kidnap their victim.
However, our correspondent learnt that Ibrahim, who hails from Ikorodu in Lagos, mobilised other gang members from Abeokuta, Ogun State to carry out the assassination.
The police insisted that they had laid in ambush for their victim at the night club, and were waiting for him to come out before he would be killed.
It was further gathered that Ibrahim had earlier gone for many assassination jobs.
According to police report, the gang, who are of different addresses in Ibadan, Oyo State, were arrested after a tip-off, but their driver, simply identified as Samuel, escaped.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umar Manko, said investigation was still ongoing, and Orekoya would soon be arrested.
“The gang was sent to assassinate. They came to Allen Avenue to meet their victim, and we got the information and arrested them. They have confessed that they were given N100,000 as a mobilisation fee by one Orekoya Adebayo aka Bobby. Their sender has not been arrested, but we will get him,” Manko said.
On the matter of the federal task force workers who were arrested last week for allegedly assaulting police officers, Manko said those found guilty among the task force officials would be made to face the law.
“On the federal task force workers who were arrested, we found out that only about 13 of them were actually involved in the attack on the police. Those 13 have been identified, and we have contacted the higher authorities. By the time we finish our investigations, we will allow the law to take its course,” he added.
[Reported By Punch Metro]