The long arm of the law has caught up with a notorious assassin identified as Adeola Williams alias Ade lawyer who revealed in his confessional statement that he had killed four persons on the orders of former Lagos State Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Akanni Olohunwa on different occasions.
Ade lawyer who also revealed that he had killed for some traditional rulers too noted that he had known Olohunwa while he was the chairman of NURTW, Lagos.
“I have carried out many killings for him, during the clash between him and Musiliu Akinsanya, alias MC, I killed two people for him. On this present one, he contracted me to kill Kunle Poly that he betrayed him.
“Olohunwa told me he brought Kunle Poly into NURTW and there is money he is entitled to as ex-chairman but they were not giving him the money anymore claiming that it was Kunle Poly that was blocking the money from getting to him from their office at Abule- Egba.
“He then said as a result of that, he does not want to see Kunle Poly, he asked me to come and meet him somewhere to discuss, but I told him I don’t have a car, he personally drove to where I was at Igbosere area to discuss with me on how to carry out the operation.”
The assassin added that; “He called me on his phone and I went to meet him in his car; that was how we discussed on how to carry out the attack on Kunle Poly. While I was about going out of his car he gave me N500,000 as part payment and promised to give me the remaining N1 million as agreed.
“After he had given me the money, he said he did not want to know about the operation, that was why he came to me personally. And I assured him that nobody would hear about the killing.
“We were supposed to carry out the operation on Tuesday, January 22, but we shifted it to the following day. We missed our target which is Kunle Poly but killed his aide Ganiyu Ayinla on the fateful day. Immediately, I called Olohunwa on phone to inform him about the development.
“Because I missed the target, he started behaving strangely to me whenever I called him. I later called him with my private line but he told me he did not want to talk to anybody and I told him not to be afraid, that whatever happened had happened, that he should come out to face it.”
Williams added that he tried calling Olohunwa to get his balance but couldn’t at the time but was surprised when Olohunwa sent his brother to give him a Toyota Camry car which the assassin refused requesting a Hyundai jeep instead.
“His brother who later brought the jeep said Olohunwa promised to settle me after which he would collect the car and the car has been with me for about three weeks now.”
The assassin also revealed how many people he had killed for Olohunwa: “I have killed four persons for him. I also killed for one Kazeem Eletu and Olumegbon.”
However, Olohunwa on his part, denied paying the assassin half a million naira as part payment to kill Kunle Poly.
He said: “The N500,000 I gave to Williams was not part payment to kill Kunle Poly.
“There was a time, when I was travelling to Ede, in Osun State, he called me that he had accident along Lagos-Ibadan expressway and he was disturbing my boy that they should tell me to do something for him.
“I did not do anything for him, I travelled to England. While abroad he was sending threatening massages to me that if I fail to give him he would kill me and my family members.
“When I came back, I called one of my boys to explain what was happening to him, that my boy said we should give him something because he’s a troublesome person. That was how I gave that my boy N500,000 to him so as to get some respise.
“I did not give him my car, it was my brother who gave him the car. I did not send my brother. I was sleeping when my son and one of my brothers came to wake me up that brother Skoda had given my car to Williams. “Immediately my brother gave him my car, I was looking for who to contact so as to retrieve it.
“And it was then I knew William was afraid of one person which is Abija that was how I called the said Abija and he promised to get it back for me but I have to be patient.
“What made me fear Williams most was when about nine people were coming from Ajah to the Island and the nine of them were shot dead by him and he also killed a branch chairman of NURTW at Oyingbo. With these two scenario I have been afraid of him since then.”
According to Mr. Imohimi Edgal, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, the suspects who were paraded at the commands headquarters yesterday were arrested based on confessional statements of other suspects arrested.
The Lagos CP said the interrogation of some suspects who were involved in an attack on January 23 which witnessed the killing of one Ganiyu Ayinla by unknown gunmen on Lagos Island led to the arrest of the suspects.
Edgal revealed that one Azeez Adekunle alias Kunle Poly a branch chairman of National Union who escaped death during the attack was the main target of the assassins.