29-year-old Abuchi Wisdom Nwachukwu, was allegedly murdered by his friend Moses, after discovering that he had N13m in his bank account.
Moses allegedly killed Wisdom, after the latter informed him that his South Africa based elder brother sent him the huge sum of money for completion of a housing project in Nigeria.
Wisdom was hacked to death during a night shift at the table water company where they worked in Auchi, Edo State, after which he took possession of Nwachukwu’s phone and ATM card.
The killer also went on to behead Nwachukwu’s lifeless body before dumping the headless body in a bush close to the company.
After getting rid of Nwachukwu, Moses took the latter’s phone and ATM card to some internet fraudsters in Auchi who 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 were puzzled when they Nwachukwu’s headless body but could not identify him. They took the body to the mortuary while Nwachukwu’s relatives in Imo State as well as his brother in South Africa worried about his sudden disappearance and their inability to reach him on the phone.
His South Africa based brother was said to have written a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, months after he could not locate his brother or hear from him. Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), headed by Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, swung into action to unravel the mystery behind Nwachukwu’s disappearance.
It was gathered that weeks into their investigation IRT operatives were able to trace the POS transactions Moses did with Nwachukwu’s ATM cards to Benin, Ore and Auchi parts of Edo State.
They later arrested him in a hotel in Auchi where he was hiding.