Two individuals have been paraded in Lagos State over the series of assassinations taking place within the NURTW in the mega city.
Two of the arrested suspects
The serial and notorious killer, Adeola Williams, alias Ade Lawyer, who was arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police’ (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT) - has been paraded at the Lagos state police command.
Touted to be the most notorious assassin in the southwest region, Williams was arrested alongside his accomplice, Rafiu Olorunwa Akanni, aka Olorunwa, a former Lagos NURTW boss, who hired him.
The victims of the suspects
The suspect, said to be responsible for the death of a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Ganiyu Ayinla, at Lagos Island on January 23, was arrested on Wednesday in Akure, Ondo State.
Following the death of Ayinla, a massive manhunt was launched and the IRT, led by ACP Abba Kyari, caught Williams in their dragnet.
According to the police, Ade Lawyer had been on its wanted list for over five years following his involvement in several assassinations in the South West.
Former NURTW boss, Rafiu Akanni alias Olorunwa, allegedly contracted the assassin to kill his rival, Azeez Lawal.
Police said Ade Lawyer confessed that he was paid N500,000 to execute the job. He, however, missed the target and killed Lawal’s personal assistant, Ayinla. Police said Lawal miraculously escaped the assassination attempt on him with bullet wounds.
He also mentioned many other victims he assassinated in the past which included Hamburger, a union chairman in Oshodi, Babajide Dosumu aka Mados in Ebute Meta, Salawe in Ajah, Ganiyu Asaro and four others in Badore where he said he spread bullets in their car and killed the five occupants.