An alleged assassination attempt gone wrong has resulted in the arrest of a Chinese national, Sunk Kun, who has lived in Lagos for the last five years.
Kun had hired and paid N1.4 million to an assassin to kill his Nigerian business partner after they had an undisclosed disagreement.
The assassin was however, arrested and led the police to his employer, Kun.
Parading the suspects before newsmen, the Lagos state police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, said that the money paid to the assassin was also recovered.
“The Chinese national fellow who is in business with some Nigerians, happened to have business misunderstanding with one of the Nigerians and he thought the best way to resolve the business misunderstanding is to eliminate his Nigerian business partner.”
“He had recruited a fellow who is his co-accused to go and help him recruit more people in order for them to kill the Nigerian business partner that he had a misunderstanding with and he had paid the sum of N1.4 million for the assignment.”
Speaking on his arrest, the Chinese man said, “This Nigerian man, many years ago, he did business with my company. He owed me money and is a fraudster. I don’t want to kill him but he wanted to kill me. This guy says he can do voodoo for me. The money is not for assassination, it is for juju.”