- It was confession time for the gang that killed Chief Hyginus Odunukwe, owner of Fireman generators
- Daniel Bob Ibeaji is the main suspect at the heart of the gruesome murder of the businessman
- Ibeaji gave a vivid narration of how the crime was committed and why they had to do it
The killers of a Nigerian billionaire businessman, Chief Hyginus Odunukwe, in Lagos, have explained that he was lured to his death for a selfish reason.
They murdered him, packed his body inside a bag and dumped him in the Ogombo, Ajah, Lagos forest because of their lust for the good things of life.
The major suspect in the crime, Daniel Bob Ibeaji, who claimed he schooled at Edinburgh, the United Kingdom majoring in medicine and surgery, said he carried out the alleged despicable act with some other people.
The three others who took part in the crime are; Arinze Igwe, 26; Solomon Cletus 30 and Israel Obigaremu, 35.
They carried out the killing at the Artican Beach Resort, Ajah, Lagos, on December 1, 2019.
Paraded by the police, Ibeaji said the main intention for murdering Odunukwe, owner of Fireman generators, was because he had eyes on the businessman's property in Abuja which was valued to be N900 million.
Ibeaji said he actually met the victim in September 2019 at the nation's capital and that it was through an advertisement announcing plans to sell the property.
He said he had a telephone contact with the deceased and declared his interest. The two of them agreed that he should come to Lagos to seal the deal.
Narrating his crime further, Ibeaji said while the businessman was on his way to the venue of their meeting, he told one of his boys to bring a bag.
The man arrived, the documents were signed and the deal struck. Then Ibeaji said he asked the victim to follow him to a room in the hotel to get the money.
Once inside the room, Ibeaji said he demanded the documents, but the victim wanted his money first.
His boy came in with the bag of money and as the businessman tried to pick it, Ibeaji said he struck the victim with an axe.
This caused heavy injury to his head and he collapsed. He was then pulled to the toilet where he was given two doses of diazepam through injection.
“Lust for money made me do this," he confessed.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reports that a solidarity march in support of Operation Amotekun in Lagos was stalled on Tuesday, January 21, by policemen.
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