The police in Lagos on Friday arrested a Chinese man, Sun Hun, who allegedly recruited mercenaries to assassinate his Nigerian business partner. Hun was arrested in Lagos Island after police operatives nabbed one Chika Eze, whom he paid N1.4 million to hire killers.
The Nation gathered that Chika got two men whom he paid N400,000 to carry out the task but the police got information and swooped on them on Thursday afternoon while they were taking oath of secrecy.
Confessing to the crime, Eze said the Chinese discussed the cost of the assassination with the other two guys, adding that his role was to get killers and pay them.
“He is my boss. He told me to arrange boys to kill his business partner who is owing him. He discussed the amount with them and then gave me N1.4 million. I have already given them N400,000 that was why the police found one million Naira on me,” said Eze.
However, the Chinese who claimed to be an importer of footwear, said he only told Eze to recruit boys who will do “juju” against the man.
According to him, the unnamed business partner owes him over N4million.
“He refused to pay my money. Instead he went to court when I was not around and claimed that I was owing him N10 million. He got judgment against me and the court said I should pay.
“He is an Igbo man and I did not ask them to kill him. I told them to do juju for the man,” said Hun.
Confirming the arrest, the state Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni , urged residents to adopt peaceful approach to conflict resolution.
Owoseni said: “The Chinese national had a misunderstanding with his Nigerian business partner and he thought the best way to resolve it was to assassinate the Nigerian. He recruited a fellow and paid him N1.4million to get boys to kill the other man.
“”While his co-accused was trying to recruit the others and getting them to take an oath, the police got information and arrested them. We also recovered one million out of the N1.4million which will be used as exhibit. Further investigation will be carried out on the matter.”