A suspected killer, Adeola Williams, 39, aka Ade Lawyer and his suspected accomplice, Rafiu Akanni Olohunwa have been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
Ade Lawyer, said to be responsible for the death of a National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) member, Ganiyu Ayinla (a.k.a. Piero), on Lagos Island on January 23.
He was nabbed on Wednesday in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
He was said to have confessed killing Rasaq Bello a.k.a. Hamburger, a union leader in Oshodi. Olohunwa was the former NURTW Lagos State Council Chairman.
The police said Ade Lawyer had been on the wanted list for over five years following his involvement in killings in the Southwest.
Olorunwa was alleged to have contracted Ade Lawyer to kill NURTW Lagos Island Chairman Azeez Lawal (a.k.a. Kunle Poly).
Ade Lawyer, the police alleged, confessed that he was paid N500,000 with a promise of N1,000,0000 balance to execute the job.
However, he allegedly missed the target and killed Lawal’s personal assistant, Ayinla.
Police said Lawal escaped death but sustained bullet wounds.
Upon his arrest, the suspect was alleged to have confessed to the killing and that of others in the zone.
“He said Olohunwa refused to give them the N1, 000,000 balance because they killed the personal assistant, instead of the man he sent them to eliminate.
“Hence, Adeola Williams a.k.a. Ade Lawyer traced the driver of Olohunwa and seized his black Hyundai Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) from the driver. He called the owner that they would release his SUV after he paid them their N1 million balance.
“He said they needed to hide until tension subsided since two of his accomplices had been arrested by the police.
“He confessed that Olohunwa has been calling him to be very careful and that he should hide because his members have been arrested.
“He listed other victims he killed in the past to include Rasaq Bello a.k.a Hamburger, a union chairman in Oshodi, Babajide Dosumu aka Mados in Ebute Meta, Salawe in Ajah, Ganiyu Asaro and others in Badore where he said he sprayed bullets in their car and killed the five occupants.
“Olohunwa was arrested in Ebute Meta by IRT operatives. Efforts to arrest the remaining gang members are on,”” the police said.