Story By: Les Steed, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
The wife of an ex-national Turkish footballer is being investigated over allegations she offered a hitman 10 million Lira (991,700 GBP) to shoot her husband dead.
Yagmur Asik, 27, is being charged with attempted murder after the hitman informed the footballer Emre Asik that his wife and her lover, Erdi Sungur, were planning to kill him.
Yagmur allegedly told the hitman to also look for a safe place to bury her husband after his death, according to local media.
According to the indictment filed by the prosecutor’s office of the northwestern province of Duzce, Yagmur Asik first asked Sungur to kill her husband.
Sungur told prosecutors: “I had an affair with Yagmur. She was only thinking of inheriting the fortune after Emre Asik’s death. She asked me to kill him, but I refused.
“She once brought me a piece of meat. She wanted me to shoot the meat. I did attempt to shoot, but I squinted. ‘You can’t do it,’ she yelled angrily.”
Sungur then introduced Asik to a hitman who she said had served time in prison for killing three people.
According to the indictment, Yagmur provided a gun for the hitman, and they searched rural areas and highlands around Duzce to find a “safe place” to bury the ex-footballer after the hitman had killed him.
Emre Asik, 46, is an ex-defender who has played for Turkey in 34 matches and is one of the only footballers to have played for the three Istanbul giants: Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas.
Emre and Yagmur Asik married in France in 2012 and have three children.
Yagmur and Sangur are currently in custody awaiting trial.
The date of the first hearing of the criminal lawsuit in the Duzce Higher Criminal Court will be announced soon.
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