|The suspect, Obinna Onyekulujie|
A suspected assassin has confessed to the police that he and his gang was paid to kill the Deputy General Manager of Ecobank in Enugu State, Ogbonne Ogeri Nnachi Ibiam.
Obinna Onyekulujie, the 43-year old suspect, also known as Obaino refused to disclose the name of the person who contracted his gang to kill Ibiam but confessed to the police that he was a member of the Enugu-based robbery gang.
According to police sources at the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, the suspect claimed he received N1.5 million out of the N15 million paid to his five-man gang to assassinate the bank manager.
Onyekulujie confessed that he along with others now at large robbed and killed Ibiam on 14 December, 2012. Ibiam was the Ecobank Deputy General Manager and Regional Head (Retail) on Liberty Estate Road, Enugu State, southeast Nigeria, when he was killed.
The suspect also admitted that he carried out the crime with members of his gang Ogechukwu Uzor, a.k.a. Don Whisky, now detained at the Enugu State Police Command SARS Office for other robbery incidents, as well as another suspect, Emmanuel Nwankwo, a.k.a. Nwonovo, Chidi and OG, now at large.
Weapons recovered from the house of the suspect include one cut-to-size double barrel gun, one English barretta pistol, four brownie pistols, 18 live cartridges and 13 rounds of AK- 47 ammunition.
Police said the suspect was arrested following a written petition from the wife of the late bank manager (name withheld) to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar.
The wife of the victim was not satisfied with the investigation of the murder of her late husband by the Enugu State Police Command and that the murder be investigated by another police formation outside Enugu State for her to get justice.
Following the approval of the petition by the IGP, the Commissioner of Police, FSARS Lagos, CP Mohammed Gana, was directed to send his men to the Enugu State Police Command to bring the case file of the murder and the arrested suspects to Lagos.