Killers Of NBA Chairman Apprehended By Police, Confess That They Killed Him For Withholding N18M Internet Fraud Proceed
The killers of Emeka Emmanuel Agundu, former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Udenu Branch, Enugu State, who was killed in September 2018, have been apprehended.
One of them is 39 year-old Kenechukwu Eze, a native of Amoli Edem in the Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, who was apprehended in July 2019 after rigorous search and credible intelligence collaborations.
Eze confessed that his gang members killed Agundu because he withheld the N18M they realized from Internet fraud, which they had paid into his account.
They first tried to kill Agundu, by shooting him on August 15, 2018, at Obollo-Afor, around 7pm, but he survived the attack. They later trailed him to Uru-Uwani Edem, Nsukka on September 2, 2018, they shot him around 2pm and he died.
Although one of the gunmen was arrested and remanded in prison custody, Eze, who was based in Morocco was caught in July 2019, almost one year later, by the Enugu State Police Command.
The State Commissioner of Police, Suleiman Balarabe, who paraded Eze along with other suspects, said the police has been tracking him since Agundu’s death.
“We are also striving towards reducing crime to its barest minimum through proactive measures, without losing sight of the respect for human rights and the rule of law,” the CP stated.
Eze, who spoke to PUNCH Metro,confessed that his group killed Agundu, “I didn’t know the lawyer in person, but one of our members brought him to join us in the business. His job was to supply a bank account to pay the money we realised into. So, we paid a total of N18M into the account he supplied and when we asked him to provide the money, he rebuffed us. Instead of making the money available for us to share according to our agreed formula, he started threatening to report the matter to security agents. That was why we decided to end it once and for all. I was arrested because of the death of that lawyer that we did a fraudulent transaction together. He spent N18M and was killed because of that. The person, who shot him, is already in prison. We were five in number; Emmanuel Ebonyi, one Valentine and his younger brother, Agundu and I. It was an online business, but the barrister supplied the account that we paid into. We paid a total of N18m into his account and he kept all the money.”
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