One Moses 27and graduate of Mechanical engineering of Auchi Polytechnic has admitted killing and beheading his friend ,Abuchi Wisdom Nwachuku outside their workplace in Auchi.
It was learnt that Nwachuku 29, a native of Isiala-Mbano,Imo State, had informed him of the sum of N13MILLION his brother in South Africa had sent to him for a building project in the village.
On hearing about the money, his friend and colleague Moses plotted to get him out of the way so he could take hold of the money.
However the sudden disappearance of Nwachuku made his brother to file a complaint to the Inspector General of Police,who set up a crack team that unravelled the murder.
Moses in his confessional statement on interrogation to the police said that while they were working,,Nwachuku told him about his brother who lives in South Africa and how he has been sending him money to build his house for him.
“He showed me the alert for the N13MILLION his brother had just sent to him saying that he would be traveling to the village to carry out the project.I felt jealous and I decided to steal the money.
“Since we were friends,I tricked him and collected his phone password, I went through it and found the pin for his ATM card.
Few days before the day he would be traveling,we worked on the same shift.I lured him outside the company, stabbed him with a knife and killed him.
“I dragged his body into the bush, and because I don’t want people to recognise him easily, I cut off his neck and buried it.Then I took his ATM card to some fraudsters.I gave it to one Yusuf and told him that I needed to hack the account.
“We withdrew N2 2million from the account.I had trouble with Yusuf because he and the people he brought in wanted to cheat me.
“I killed him on January 8,2020, and travelled to Ore and Benin City.I stayed in several hotels and was carrying different women, but Nwachuku’s spirit started disturbing me.
“Whenever I want to sleep the boy,’s spirit will appear to me and will be crying.The girls with me would run away saying that I want to use them for money ritual.”
.Operatives of Intelligence Response Team ( IRT) set up by the Inspector General of Police and headed by Abba Kyari,a Deputy Commissioner of Police were able to unravel the mystery behind Nwachuku’s disappearance.Weeks into their investigation, the IRT operatives were able to trace the POS transactions Moses did with Nwachuku’s ATM cards to Benin,Ore and Auchi all in Edo State.
They later arrested him in a hotel in Auchi were he was hiding.
The Police have also arrested the frausters who helped him to get the money out of the deceased account.