The gruesome murder of Billionaire businessman, late Ignatius Odunukwe of Fireman Generators made headlines earlier in the Week. His killers who have now been arrested, have given details on why they killed him.
When Odunukwe opened a real estate discussion with Daniel Ibeaji late in 2019, the intention was to make it a rewarding venture for both parties. Little did Mr. Odunukwe know that the deal would have led to his death.
With the deal put at several millions of naira, both parties agreed to meet at a designated hotel in Lagos where all the paperwork were to be finalised.
Mr Odunukwe never made it back thus prompting his family to report his disappearance to the police.
The police immediately sprang into action and after three weeks of investigations, a shocking revelation was made.
A squad of killers was arrested by the zonal police and they confessed to murdering the businessman.
The four-man gang which includes Daniel Ibeaji, 42, Solomon Cletus, 30, Arinze Igwe, 26, and Israel Obigaremu, 35, also led security operatives to the location where they dumped the billionaire’s body.
According to the police, the suspects who were arrested in Abuja and Lagos were led by a medical practitioner.
Daniel Ibeaji the kingpin of the four-man gang that killed Mr Ignatius Odunukwe said on Tuesday that the lust for money led him to commit the murder.
“I think I am a monster, I feel I am a monster,” Ibeaji said while confessing to the crime.
While speaking to newsmen during the parade of suspects at the Zone 2 Command, Onikan, in Lagos, Ibeaji, who claimed to be a medical doctor said, “Unnecessary lust for money and my greed for immaterial things clouded my judgement and made me commit the crime.