A man that has been identified as Moses has admitted to killing his friend, Abuchi Wisdom Nwachukwu because of N13M.
It was gathered that the 29-year-old Wisdom told his friend about the huge sum his South Africa based elder brother sent to him for the completion of his (elder brother’s) housing project back home in Nigeria.
According to reports, Abuchi had informed Moses that his elder brother had sent him the sum of N13 million to complete his project in Nigeria
Nwachukwu is a native of Isiala-Mbano, Imo State and became friends with Moses after he started working at the table water company.
Moses allegedly stabbed Wisdom to death and beheaded his corpse on the 7th of January 2020, during a night shift at the table water company.
He beheaded his victim so that his corpse will not be recognised dumping the headless body in a bush close to the company.
Thereafter, he took custody of Wisdom’s phone and ATM card. Moses then took the phone and ATM card to some internet fraudsters in Auchi.
They helped him to withdraw the sum of N2.2 million from Nwachukwu’s account. Thereafter, Moses approached various POS points in the city to withdraw various sums of money.
The police, took Nwachukwu’s headless body which they could not identify to the mortuary.
In the other hand, Nwachukwu’s relatives kept searching for him to no avail until his South Africa based brother wrote a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, months after
Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), headed by Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, began investigation into Nwachukwu’s disappearance.
A few weeks into their investigation, the IRT operatives were able to track the POS transactions Moses did with Nwachukwu’s ATM cards to Benin, Ore and Auchi parts of Edo State.
The operatives later arrested Moses in a hotel in Auchi where he was hiding. Upon interrogation, Moses admitted killing Nwachukwu.
Subsequently, he led IRT operatives to arrest suspected internet fraudsters—Yusuf Sagiru, Tony Bright and Terence Okochukwu—as well as businessman Jahswill Ogbonnaya.
The internet fraudsters were said to have assisted Moses to withdraw the sum of N6 million from the account.
According to Moses, the ghost of his late friend, have been haunting him.
Moses said: “I work in a table water company in Abely area of Auchi, and I have been working in that company in the last four years.
“When Nwachukwu got a job in the factory, I was the person who taught him how to operate the machine, so we became very close friends.
“While we were working, Nwachukwu told me about his brother who lives in South Africa and how he has been sending money to build his house for him.
“He showed me the alert for the N13 million his brother had just sent to him, saying that he would be travelling to his 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 travelling, 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 N2.2 million 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 Nwachukwu’s spirit started disturbing me.
“Whenever I want to sleep, the boy’s spirit will appear to me and will be crying. The girls that were with me would run away, saying that I want to use them for money ritual,” he added.