A native of Isiala-Mbano in Imo State, Abuchi Wisdom Nwachukwu has been murdered by his friend and co-worker, Moses.
Narrating how the event transpired when paraded by the Edo State Police Command, 27 years old Moses who hails from Auchi 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.”
Also paraded was a 29 years old Godswill Uche Ogbonaya, a native of Aro-Chukwu, Abia State who also narrated his involvement saying, “I am a trader, I sell electrical materials in Aba, I was arrested because some friends brought an ATM card, asking me to withdraw money from the card.
“I had a payment application known as paystack.com which I have been using to do my business.
“Most of my customers used the application to buy and sell their goods.
“I used the card to make a purchase and the authentication number to credit my paystack wallet.
“I took just one million from it but they requested that the money should be sent to an account of a bureau de change because they didn’t want any trouble.
“So, I contacted my friend living in Lagos who got an Alhaji to provide his account.
“The Alhaji took N400,000 as commission and the remaining N600,000 was sent to their account through one Bright Tony.
“I’ve been paying the money into their accounts and I already remitted N480,00 to other parties.
“It was on July 3, 2020 that I was arrested.
“Tony called me that he wanted me to do another transaction but I didn’t know that he was with the police and when I showed up, the police arrested me.”