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Female banker who allegedly hired assassins to murder her husband gets N1m bail

A Lagos female banker, Oluchi Tochukwu Onyebuchi, who allegedly hired two assassins to kill her husband, Tochukwu Onyeabuchi (read here if you missed it) was on Tuesday granted N1 million bail by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The magistrate, M.O Olajuwon also instructed that the two hired assassins , Kingsley Ofelete (36), and Chigozie Nworie (32) be remanded in Ikoyi Prisons.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Julius Babatope, told the court that Onyebuchi, 32, contracted Nworie and Ofelete to murder her husband on the 9th of October at 18, Fatai Kofo St., Agungi, Lekki.

He said,

“The accused made away with the victim’s Land Rover jeep with Reg. No. LND 275 DZ after hacking the complainant and pouring acid on him.

The victim’s HP laptop, iPhone, car documents and other valuables estimated at N9.3 million were also taken away by the accused.

Onyebuchi had informed the two accused on where she had hidden machete, cutlass and acid in her husband’s compound which they were to use in eliminating him.”

Babatope said that the assassins were arrested with the victim’s blood-stained Range Rover on their way to deliver the car to Oluchi's brother in Anambra.

However Oluchi's mother in her earlier statement had stated that she does not have a male child and that all her male children are dead (read here if you missed it).

The trio are facing a three-count  bordering on robbery, conspiracy, and attempted murder.

The accused plea was, however, not taken.

The offences committed infringes on Sections 228, 294 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Olajuwon however, adjourned the case to Jan. 23, pending legal advice from the DPP.

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