Former NURTW boss, Rafiu Akanni alias Olorunwa, who was alleged to have contracted notorious assassin, Adeola Williams a.k.a ‘Ade Lawyer, to kill his rival has regained freedom to the jubilation of his family and friends.
According to reports, the serial assassin who revealed he has killed over 100 people made a self confession recently exonerating popular former NURTW BOSS from murder allegations leveled against him over the assassination attempt on Kunle Poly which led to the death of his personal assistant.
Ade Lawyer was arrested by the police after weeks of manhunt over the assassination of one Ganiyu Ayinla as he took responsibility not just for Ayinla’s death but also for others in Lagos and other parts of the Southwest.
A manhunt launched by the police resulted in the arrest of Williams in his newly rented apartment in Akure, Ondo State.
Police sources revealed that upon interrogation, he confessed to the assassination of Ayinla and numerous other victims in the Southwest.
Williams was quoted as saying that Olohunwa hired him to kill Lawal with a promise to pay him N1.5 million for the job, with N500,000 as advanced payment, while the remaining N1 million would be paid after the assassination.
It turned out, however, that the hired assassin and his gang members erroneously killed Ayinla as he rode in the same car with Lawal, who miraculously escaped with bullet wounds.
The mix-up, Williams said, caused Olohunwa to withhold the balance of N1 million, forcing him to confiscate Olohunwa’s SUV until he would pay the outstanding sum.
Although he denied sponsoring Ayinla for any assassination assignment, Olohunwa was arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
The police also said that efforts were being made to arrest the remaining members of William’s killer gang.