arrested a 24-year-old suspect, Tayo Adeyemi, who confessed to have been
hired to kill a female hotel lodger in the Alakija, Satellite Town area
of the state.
told our correspondent that he was arrested by the police after he
sneaked into the hotel, White House, and demanded that his target,
simply known as Rosemary, had sex with him so he would spare her life.
Adeyemi, who dropped out of senior secondary school, was arrested by the
Satellite Town Police Division last Thursday.
his supposed target, he reportedly fell in love with her and eventually
attempted to rape her after she rebuffed his pleas to have sex with him.
locally-made pistol and a live cartridge were recovered from Adeyemi,
who had been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja.
three-man gang, adding that a manhunt had been launched for the fleeing
two gang members.
said, “I was working as a casual worker at a bottling company in the
Apapa area before I met the gang members in the Ajegunle area. A friend,
Wisdom, had invited me to stay in his house.
members, saw me and said they had a job for me. They said the job was
to kill a woman. I said I could not do such a job, but they threatened
to kill me and since they had guns, I was afraid.
to do their wish. One of them, Ahmed, gave me the gun and they brought
me on a motorcycle to the hotel. But when I got to the hotel room and
saw the woman, I fell in love with her and I had mercy on her.
but since I loved her, I would just have sex with her. When she
declined, I offered her N1,500, and said I would take her necklaces and
wristwatch away and lie to my gang members that she had been killed. But
she raised the alarm.
police, the Oodua Peoples’ Congress and other vigilance groups. The
hotel management called the police at the Satellite Town division.
they were disappointed. I told them that I was being threatened by the
cult members. I did not mean to kill the lady. Otherwise, I would have
shot her and run away.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said the command would not give criminals a breathing space in the state.