Samuel Jonah, from Benue State, was arrested and charged before a Lagos court sitting in Ejigbo, for engaging some people suspected to be assassins with the sum of N5000, to kill his boss, Donatus Nnaji, Pmexpress reports.
The incident happened at Ikotun Area of Lagos where Nnaji runs a bakery. Jonah allegedly offered the men a sum N5,000 but paid N2,000 cash with promised to pay the balance on completion of eliminating Nnaji.
Jonah was brought from Benue and got engaged in the bakery, by Nnaji. It was learnt that the bread factory was considerably making progress and Jonah reportedly started scheming on how to take over the business.
According to the police, he engaged the assassins to rob and kill Nnaji, with intent of taking over the business since Nnaji’s family did not know much about the bread industry.
However, the matter was foiled after he had disagreement over money with the people he hired. The gang demanded full payment and when Jonah was not forthcoming, one of the men leaked the information to Nnaji who contacted police and Jonah was arrested.
At the station, one of the men who stood as witnesses, came with a recorded video and Jonah confessed. He was later charged with felony. The presiding Magistrate, Mr Akeem Fashola, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.