ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- A mother has been arrested in Russia for hiring assassins to kill her children in order to claim their inheritance.
Her arrest was confirmed by the Krasnoyarskoye Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
According to Metro UK, the 67-year-old widow had ordered the murder of her son and two daughters to become the sole owner of a family property.
However, her plot was busted, and she was arrested by the police in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia’s second-largest city.
The Russian woman was said to have plotted the devilish act with a friend who assisted her in finding an assassin.
Unfortunately for the widow, her alleged deception was revealed on the day the hired killer was supposed to kill one of her daughters and get the final payment for his job.
A photo shared by the police during the investigation shows a pile of cash that the widow allegedly took out to pay the assassin for his job.
A ministry statement said: “Employees of the criminal investigation department of the Krasnoyarskoye Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia detained a suspect in organising the murder of her children.
“Operatives received information that a resident of the regional center, born in 1956, wishing to remain the sole owner of real estate, ordered the murder of her son, born in 1978, and daughters born in 1974.”
As of the time of reporting, the woman is still under investigation and would be made to face the wrath of the law afterwards.