Blood they say, is thicker than water but not in the case of Gladys Osaigbovo-Omon and her younger sister, Augusta, who wanted her killed.
Gladys had begged Augusta who lived in the UK to take her daughter, Mercy, with her for a better life. Augusta agreed but when they got to the UK, Mercy realised her aunty was the leader of a prostitution ring and had brought her to get her recruited.
When Mercy refused to become a prostitute, Augusta got angry and reported her to the UK police that she came to London with fake documents.
During interrogation, Mercy told the police that the documents were obtained by Augusta who had spent 16 years in UK. Augusta was arrested and jailed.
After her jail sentence, Augusta decided to kill Gladys because she felt she did not advise her daughter to cooperate with her. Augusta had already paid the assassins N500,000 to mobilize for the job.
Reports said that when the assassins travelled to Benin City to identify their target, Gladys, she offered them drinks and water, without knowing their intentions. The kind gesture turned out to be what saved her life as one of the assassins reported the matter to the police.
The Nigerian police has contacted the International Police to send Augusta to Nigeria for prosecution.