Samuel Jonah, apprentice who paid assassins N5,000 to kill boss arrested
A 19-year old Benue State-born Samuel Jonah was arrested and charged before a Lagos court sitting in Ejigbo for engaging some people suspected to be assassins with the sum of N5000 to kill his boss, Donatus Nnaji.
The incident happened at Ikotun Area of Lagos where Nnaji runs a bakery.
Jonah allegedly offered the men a sum N5,000 but paid N2,000 cash with promise to pay the balance on completion of eliminating Nnaji.
Jonah was brought from his home town in Benue and got engaged in the bakery by Nnaji.
It was learnt that the bread factory was considerably making progress and Jonah reportedly started scheming on how to take over the business.
According to the police, he reportedly attempted to commit felony and engaged the service of assassins to rob and kill Nnaji with intent of taking over the business since Nnaji’s family did not know much about the bread industry.
However, the matter was foiled after he had disagreement over money with the boys he engaged.
The gang demanded the full payment and when Jonah was not forthcoming, one of the men leaked the information to Nnaji who contacted police and Jonah was arrested.
At the station, one of the men who stood as witnesses came with a recorded video and Jonah eventually confessed and said he did not mean to kill Nnaji.
He was brought before Magistrate’s court and charged with felony under the Criminal Code and he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr Akeem Fashola granted Jonah bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 8 March 2017.