A former Lagos NURTW boss, Rafiu Olorunwa Akanni, has been paraded by the police on suspicions of murder.
This is coming three weeks after he allegedly hired an assassin to murder one Ganiyu Ayinla, the personal assistant of chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos Island,
The assassin had confessed that Olorunwa hired him to assassinate Lawal for N1.5 million and was given N500,000 as advance payment.
Opratives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on Thursday arrested Olorunwa alongside the “most notorious assassin in the South-West,” Adeola Williams aka Ade Lawyer (39).
The alleged assassin, Ade Lawyer, was said to have been on police ‘Wanted List’ for five years. According to police, Ade Lawyer allegedly confessed to have assassinated many people in the past, including Hamburger, a union chairman in Oshodi Lagos, Baba Jide Dosumu aka Mados in Ebute Meta Lagos, Salawe in Ajah, Lagos, Ganiyu Asaro and four others at Badore area of Lagos. He said that at the Badore area of Lagos, he sprayed bullets into a car and killed five occupants.
He was alleged to have been arrested along with Olorunwa. Olorunwa was alleged to have hired Ade Lawyer to kill his last victim. The hunt for the men followed the murder of Ganiyu Ayinla aka Piero, Personal Assistant (PA) to Azeez Adekunle Lawal aka Kunle Poly on Lagos Island on January 23.
A police source said: “The suspect, Ade Lawyer, is a native of Isasi village, Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State. The IG, Ibrahim Idris, deployed IRT operatives, led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abba Kyari, to go after the killer. “On February 14, the professional assassin, who had been on the Most Wanted List of the Nigeria Police for over five years, Adeola Williams aka Ade Lawyer, was arrested in his newly rented house in Akure, Ondo State by IRT operatives.”