The Lagos state police command has arrested a Chinese national over an attempt to assassinate his Nigerian business partner in Lagos. The suspect identified as Sun Kun, who has been residing in Lagos for 5 years, was arrested after one of the assassins, Chika Eze, who he paid N1.4 million to kill his business partner was arrested. Parading the Chinese man and the hired assassin before newsmen in Lagos today, the Lagos state police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, said majority of the money paid to them has been recovered.
Confessing to the crime, Eze said: “Sun is my boss. He told me to arrange boys to kill his business partner who is owing him. He discussed the amount with the assassins and then gave me N1.4m. I have already given them N400,000 that was why the police found N1m on me.”
However, Sun who claimed to be an importer of footwear, said he only told Eze to recruit boys who will do “juju” against the man. According to him, the unnamed business partner owes him over N4m. His words: “This Nigerian man, many years ago, he did business with my company. He owed me money and he refused to pay.
Instead he went to court when I was not around and claimed that I was owing him N10m. He got judgment against me and the court said I should pay. He is an Igbo man and I did not ask them to kill him. I told them to do juju for the man.”
Confirming the arrest, the state Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, said: “The Chinese national had a misunderstanding with his Nigerian business partner and he thought the best way to resolve it was to assassinate the Nigerian. He recruited a fellow and paid him N1.4m to get boys to kill the other man."