The Lagos State command of the Nigerian Police Force have apprehended four suspected assassins who were contracted to kill a Nigeria returning from London, UK.
Vanguard reports that the suspects – 23-year old Salami, 43-year old Fatai, 32-year old Dare and 37-year old Taiwo – had concluded plans to assassinate the man (names withheld) prior to their arrest by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
They were reportedly arrested while attempting to pickup their part payment for the assassination job, while three guns were recovered from them.
One other suspect, whose name was given simply as Sky is still at large and in possession of a sub-machine gun.
The ring leader, Dare said: “I was born and brought up in Mushin but I live in Ota. I am from Osun State.
“Apart from Kamuri, Fatai and Afeez did not know the job was to assassinate somebody. They thought it was an electioneering job, because I did not tell them everything.
“I was arrested when I went to collect the advance payment of N300,000 for the job.
“We wanted to use the money from the job for Christmas celebration. I promised to pay Fatai N10,000 for showing his gun to the Chairman (the client). We wanted to dupe the Chairman; we did not intend to kill anyone.”