The Ogun state police command yesterday paraded a lagos based female banker, Oluchi Tochukwu, and two suspected hired-assassins over failed attempt to murder Tochukwu Onyebuchi, identified as the ex-husband of Oluchi.
Parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Abeokuta, the state capital on Wednesday, the Ogun state police commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu, said the banker hired the suspected criminals to kill her husband who resides at Ayobo area of Lagos state. The two suspects were identified as Chigozie Smart (32) and Kingsley Ikechukwu (36).
According to the commissioner the hired killers ran out of luck at Ijebu-Ode, on the 19th of october while attempting to escape to Onitsha with the victim’s Range Rover Jeep while Oluchi the estranged wife of the victim was arrested at Ayobo area of Lagos State.
In the words of Mr Iliyasu, “One Oluchi, a 32-year-old banker, who was 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 included 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 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.”
Meanwhile ,Oluchi, denied contracting the suspects to assassinate her husband, insisting she had no reason to kill her estranged husband but Chigozie Smart one the suspected hired killers insisted to reporters that it was Oluchi who hired them to kill her husband with a promise to purchase “Tokunbo” cars for each of them after a successful operation.