Nigerian lawyer assassinated for withholding N18m internet fraud proceeds

Internet fraudsters confesses he assassinated lawyer for ripping them off of N18 million.

Barrister Emmanuel Emeka Agundu, the branch chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Obollo Afor, Enugu State, was allegedly killed for withholding N18m internet fraud proceeds belonging to a fraudster Kenechukwu Eze and his gang.

Nigerian lawyer assassinated for withholding N18m internet fraud proceeds


Kenechukwu Eze, a member of the gang that assassinated Emmanuel Agundu, the lawyer who is also the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Udenu branch on September 2, 2018, has revealed that they shot him because he withheld the N18m they realized from Internet fraud.

He was trailed by gunmen to Uru-Uwani Edem in the Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu state, the late NBA chairman was first shot on August 15, 2018, at Obollo-Afor in the Udenu Local Government Area of the state by unidentified gunmen around 7pm, but he survived the attack.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Suleiman Balarabe paraded the 39-year-old native member of the Amoli Edem in the Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State and member of the five-man gang of Internet fraudsters based in Morocco alongside 18 others, following his arrest on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, by the personnel of the Enugu State Police Command with the help of credible intelligence.

Confessing to being a member of the gang that killed Emmanuel Agundu, Eze said the deceased whose job was to supply a bank account to pay the money they made from internet fraud, had threatened to report the gang to security agents.

He said, “I didn’t know the lawyer in person, but one of our members brought him to join us in the business. His job was to supply a bank account to pay the money we realized into.

“So, we paid a total of N18m into the account he supplied and when we asked him to provide the money, he rebuffed us. Instead of making the money available for us to share according to our agreed formula, he started threatening to report the matter to security agents. That was why we decided to end it once and for all.

“I was arrested because of the death of that lawyer that we did a fraudulent transaction together. He spent N18m and was killed because of that. The person, who shot him, is already in prison. We were five in number; Emmanuel Ebonyi, one Valentine and his younger brother, Agundu and I.

“It was an online business ,but the barrister supplied the account that we paid into. We paid a total of N18m into his account and he kept all the money.”

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