More details have emerged how a man simply identified as Moses lured his friend after seeing his N13 million account balance and hacked him to death.
The suspect who was tracked by the operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), led by DCP Abba Kyari, killed the victim and dismembered his body in a bid to dispose it off.
The victim, Abuchi Wisdom Nwachukwu, 29, is a native of Isiala-Mbano, Imo State. He worked with his alleged killer at a table water company in Auchi, Edo State.
Sources said that while having a night shift, the victim had confided on his killer that his elder brother living in South Africa had sent him the sum of N13 million to complete his housing project in Nigeria unknowing to him that evil lurked around.
Upon seeing the alert on his friend phone, the said Moses became jealous and deplored means of getting rid of his friend.
According to him, one night, he tricked his friend, Abuchi outside the company yard and stabbed him to death and took possession of his mobile phone.
After the alleged murder, the suspect took Nwachukwu’s phone and ATM card to some internet fraudsters who helped him withdraw the sum of N2.2 million from his account.
Thereafter, Moses approached various POS points in the city to withdraw various sums of money.
“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”, he said during police parade.
However, the deceased’s brother later petitioned the IGP Adamu Mohammed months after he could not locate his brother or hear from him. The IGP later commissioned the IRT Operatives Led by DCP Kyari to track and unravel the mystery behind Abuchi’s disappearance.
The detectives were able to trace the POS transactions Moses did to Benin, Ore and Auchi and later arrested him in a hotel where he was hiding.
Upon interrogation, Moses led IRT operatives to arrest the suspected internet fraudsters—Yusuf Sagiru, Tony Bright and Terence Okochukwu—as well as businessman Jahswill Ogbonnaya, who were said to have helped Moses to withdraw the total sum of N6 million from the account.
The Suspect who is an Auchi Polytechnic graduate of Mechanical Engineering said his victim’s ghost has been hunting him since the day he killed him.
“I killed him on January 8, 2020. 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.”