The police in Ogun State have arrested a woman for allegedly conspiring with the trio of Chigozie Nworie, Kingsley Ofotele and one other to eliminate her husband with acid.
The woman , Oluchi Onyebuchi was said to have made arrangements with the three assailants to execute her estranged husband , Tochukwu Onyebuchi, who have been separated from her following some marital problems that occurred between the couples about some years ago.
The Police Commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu while briefing newsmen at the Police Headquarters Eleweran, said that Mrs Onyebuchi provided the suspects with the weapons, including cutlass, iron rods and acid used on her husband.
Iliyasu disclosed that the woman described the place where she kept the weapons, in her husband’s compound for the assailants.
The Police Commissioner explained further that when the miscreants got to the man’s compound, they inflicted several machete cut on his head and bathed him with the acid .
His said, “one Oluchi who is married to her husband years ago, but the marriage recently has some problems which prompted the couples to separate from each other. The custody of their only child is being contested in the court, but Oluchi has another plan. She arranged with the trio of Chigozie Nworie, Kingsley Ofotele and one other to who is now at large to eliminate her husband. She arranged the weapons. i.e Cutlass, iron rods and acid and describe where the husband reside in Ayobo, Lagos and described where the weapons were kept to the assailants. The suspects went there as planned, matcheted the man severally on his head and poured the acid in him”.
The Police Boss opined that the suspects later abandon the victim and took away his Range Rover jeep when they could not stand the odour coming out of the man’s suit after pouring the acid on him.
Nemesis however caught up with them, when the police who operates along Ijebu-Ode Benin expressway stopped the jeep for search, and discovered the stain of blood in the vehicle. Its occupants were immediately nabbed following their inability to give satisfactory account of themselves.
It was during the course of interrogation by the police that they revealed their mission on the victim by his wife, Mrs Onyebuchi. The case is now under investigation at the SCID.