Daniel Ibeaji, a serial killer and leader of the gang that killed business tycoon and billionaire, Ignatius Odunukwe, has said that he feels like a monster for murdering the deceased.
According to a news report by Channels TV on Thursday, January 23 2020, the suspect who was paraded by the men and officers of Zone 2 Command Onikan Lagos at the scene of the crime, said “I think I am a monster,
“Unnecessary lust for money and my greed for immaterial things clouded my judgement and made me commit the crime.”
Daniel who disclosed how he was able to carry out his plans, said that he got the telephone number of the deceased from the security after seeing an advert for the sale of a property located in Katampe, Abuja.
“I told him I was interested in the property and I think he (the deceased) had a function in Abuja at that time so we were able to meet once in the city.
“We later met again at Atican Beach Resort, Ajah in Lagos State, on Dec. 1, 2019, where we discussed after which I murdered him with the help of two of my gang members,” Ibeaji said.
“I lured Odunukwe into my hotel room through N900million business deal I was pretending to go along with.
“With the help of Igwe and Cletus, I was able to distract him and hit him on the head using the butt of an axe.
“After then, I injected him twice with shots from a lethal injection. His body was later cut into pieces and dumped somewhere at Ogombo Forest, in Ajah”.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG Ahmed Iliyasu, who led his team and the suspects to the crime scene, in his statement to newsmen, said that Daniel had perpetrated such act two times before.
“The first was in Bayelsa State, where one Depologa was murdered and his remains were found along the Abuja Expressway.
“The second is the case of Jude Efulue, a property developer in Abuja, whom he held captive in an apartment and forced him to sign a document transferring the ownership of the victim’s property to him.
“He almost killed Efulue but the intervention of Efulue’s neighbour led to Ibeaji’s apprehension by the police which landed him in Kuje Prison.”