Mrs. Chika Orji who was arrested in Lagos State for allegedly hiring assassins to eliminate her husband, has confessed to the crime.
The 41-year-old was arrested by detectives attached to Area ‘J’ Command, Ajah, on October 6, after one of the hired assassins, Bright Ikechukwu, was apprehended and he named her as the person who contracted him to kill her husband.
Ikechukwu was arrested while attempting to break into Mr. Orji’s apartment at Jakande Estate, Ajah.
In her confession, Mrs. Orji, a mother of four, denied sending thugs to kill her husband.
She said she only told them to beat him, to teach him a lesson for always beating her.
She said, “We got married 14 years ago and are blessed with three daughters and a son. All of a sudden, my husband became a wife beater. He would beat me, leaving me with swollen face and would also threaten to kill me.
“He chased me out of the house three years ago. I made several efforts to get my children back, part of which was to report him to human rights offices for settlement. But he did not honour any of the invitations.
“Both families have made attempts to settle us, but he would not listen.
“He was served with a court warrant over the issue, but he also refused to show up. Along the line, he sold the house we both built for N85 million, but never gave me any dime.
“He also stopped our children from visiting me and any attempt to see them always resulted in beating.
“Out of frustration, I told Ekene, our carpenter, to beat him up. I did not pay him or hire anyone to kill him. I am a frustrated woman and I am sorry for everything,” she added.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP, Fatai Owoseni, who paraded her with other suspects, said investigations were still ongoing.
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