FORMER Chairman of the Lagos Branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Alhaji Akanni Olorunwa has been arrested by the ACP Abba Kyari led IGP Intelligence Response Team for murder.
His arrest followed the apprehension of one Adeola Williams alias Ade Lawyer reputed to be most notorious assassin in the Southwest.
Following his arrest “Ade Lawyer” confessional statement to the police led to the arrest of Mr. Rafiu Akanni Olorunwa aka Olorunwa. He also confessed that he killed ‘Hamburger’ in Oshodi area of Lagos.
Their arrest is sequel to the killing of Ade Lawyer’s last victim, One Ganiyu Ayinla a personal assistant to One Azeez Adekunle Lawal in Lagos Island on 23rd January, 2018.
The Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT launched a massive manhunt against the killers of Ganiyu Ayinla led the team to the enclave of 39 years old Adeola Williams a native Of Isasi Village Ijebu Ode Local Government Area, Ogun State.
It took the intervention of a directive of Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris to arrest the professional assassin who has been on the most wanted list of the Nigerian police for over 5 years.
Williams alias Ade Lawyer was arrested in his newly rented house in Akure Ondo State by IRT operatives.
Upon his arrest he started singing like a bird confessing to numerous assassinations in the South West Nigeria.
He further confessed that Rafiu Olorunwa Akanni, former Chairman Of NURTW Lagos State hired him to assassinate One Azeez Adekunle Lawal for 1.5 million naira and was given 500 thousand naira advance payment and 1 million to be paid after the assassination.
But he said they mistakenly assassinated the Personal Assistant to their target Mr. Ganiyu Ayinla while their actual target Azeez Adekunle Lawal who was in the same car with the late Ganiyu miraculously escaped with bullet wounds.
He stated further that Rafiu Olorunwa Akanni who hired them for the job refused to give them the balance of their 1million Naira because they have killed the Personal Assistant of the main person he sent them to.
In annoyance, Ade Lawyer traced the driver of Mr. Olorunwa and confiscated his black Hyundai jeep from the driver and called Mr. Olorunwa that, they will release his Jeep after he pays them their 1 million naira balance as they need to run and hide until the heat comes down as two of his boys were arrested by the police.
He further confessed that Mr. Olurunwa has being calling him to be very careful and hide very well as his members have been arrested.
He also mentioned many other victims he assassinated in the past which includes One Hamburger, a Union Chairman in Oshodi Lagos, One Baba Jide Dosumu Aka Mados in Ebute Metta Lagos, One Salawe in Ajah Lagos, Ganiyu Asaro and 4 others in Badore area Lagos where he said he spread bullets in their car and killed the 5 occupants, etc.
Mr. Rafiu Olorunwa Akanni 51yrs alias Olorunwa former NURTW boss Lagos State indicted by the assassin Ade Lawyer was equally arrested in Ebute Metta area of Lagos by IRT Operatives.
A statement by the Police Command said serious efforts are ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members