Nicholas Ofodile, a popular Kogi-based businessman who was found dead in his car last month along Abuja-Lokoja highway, was murdered by assassins hired by an aggrieved associate.
This was made known by the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Ede Ayuba, while parading the leader of the gang, one Vincent Omogor and 27 others at the command’s headquarters in Lokoja.
Ayuba disclosed that the suspect was arrested by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives in collaboration with vigilantes in the state. He was arrested in Orehi area of the State.
Speaking with newsmen, the suspect said he was commissioned by someone who he referred to as “chairman” to assassinate the Ofodile. He said the suspect was aggrieved by the failure of the deceased to fulfill certain financial obligations to him when his (suspect’s) father took ill.
He explained that “chairman” became infuriated when his father died of the ailment and set the process of revenge in motion.
“Chairman gave us full details about the man’s movement from Lokoja to Abuja. We then waited for him and when we saw his car, we forced him to stop, dragged him out, killed him and put his body back inside the car,” he said.