The police in Edo state have arrested two men who allegedly assassinated Omoruyi Okundolor, an Italy-based Nigerian man in Benin City.

Festus Alenkhe, senior news reporter/presenter with Edo Broadcasting Ser­vice, Benin City said the late Okundolor fondly called Uyi, was shot dead in his compound early this month.

His words:  “Two suspects alleged to have gruesomely assassinated an Italian-based Nigerian in Benin City, Edo State, Mr Omoruyi Okundo­lor have been arrested by men of the Edo State Po­lice Command.”

“They were said to have confirmed that the female lover of the deceased who felt jilted contracted them for the killing. The sus­pects who said they were four that went for the killing named one Moses and Power as members of their gang.

“The said female lover and the two accomplices are still at large. They claimed that the plan to assassinate Omoruyi Okundolor was hatched in a drinking spot at Evbuotubu in Benin City.

“An 18-year-old girl was also killed by the hoodlums when they were on their way to as­sassinate Omoruyi on the excuse that the young girl recognised one of them who pulled the trigger.”