A teenage robbery and murder suspect, Mighty Omini has narrated how he was promised 500,000 naira to drive away the car of a murdered woman in Calabar, the Cross River state capital.
Omini disclosed this on Tuesday in Calabar while being paraded alongside his suspected accomplice, Godwin Nyenine, as well as 28 other suspects arrested for various offences such as rape, drug peddling, cultism and child trafficking, among others.
It was gathered that two other masterminds of the rape and murder of the woman, identified simply as Mrs Doris, were said to be at large.
Doris was allegedly raped and murdered by a four-man gang on April 13 in her home at the State Housing Estate in Calabar.
Omini said, “I was not involved in the killing of the woman. I was only invited to come and drive the car, which was parked over there. I was not aware that the woman was killed. Even when the police arrested me and I took them to the woman’s house, I wasn’t aware that the woman was dead. I was not involved in the operation.
“The leader of the gang, Udobong, said there was a car I would drive out of his compound and he would pay me N500,000.
“We are just getting aware that the woman is dead. I feel very bad. If I knew that someone’s life would be involved, I wouldn’t have done it, because I have a younger one and a mother, who is young.”