The Nasarawa State Police Command on Thursday said the command had arrested six persons suspected to belong to a gang of assassins.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Michael Adah said the suspects were arrested while they were attempting to kill a businessman in Keana, headquarters of Keana Local Government Area. Parading the suspects, Adah said the suspects were alleged to have been paid to kill one Anthony Eza, a Keana-based businessman over a dispute. He said luck ran out of the suspects when the attention of the residents was drawn to their suspicious movement after missing their target.
Police responded promptly and caught up with the suspects who had already boarded a vehicle hired by the principal suspect on their way to execute the assignment. They were arrested by detectives attached to the Special Investigative Unit.
According to Adah, some of the items recovered were one locally made pistol, two cartridges and N25,890 cash.
Speaking to newsmen, one of the suspects said he decided to kill the businessman because of threats to his life. The suspect said the target had consulted an oracle to kill him over a missing sum of N50,000.
While ordering a full investigation of the case, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Abayomi Akeremale, called on members of the public to be law-abiding and report any suspicious character or movement promptly to the police.