An accounting officer in a gas plant located in Imo State, Miss Joy Uchechi Nwachukwu, 22, has allegedly been killed by her colleagues in an attempt to steal the company’s money.
Uchechi (pictured above) went to work on Monday, October 24, and that was the last she was seen.
When her family didn’t hear from her or see her at the end of the work day and her coworkers could not account for her, they raised alarm.
The family members led by one Pastor Mrs. Precious Abara reported the case to the state’s Police Command and officers were detailed to commence an investigation.
During the investigation, police discovered a shallow grave and exhumed Uchechi’s body.
It has now emerged that the victim was allegedly killed by her coworkers with a shovel and her body was buried in a shallow grave within the premises of the gas plant, located at Toronto/Road Safety Road, MCC Owerri.
Two suspects, including the manager, have been arrested and are currently being interrogated over the crime.
A family source told The Guardian: “The suspects killed her because they wanted to collect all the money made from sales in the company since last week. We understand she normally makes deposits into the company’s bank account every Tuesday, being the accountant of the company.”
The spokesperson for the state’s Police Command, Michael Abattam confirmed the incident, stressing that the Command was still investigating it with a view to charging the suspects in court.
“Already, two suspects in connection with the gruesome murder of the victim have been arrested and two others are still at large, while efforts are on towards arresting the fleeing suspects. Suspects will be charged to court after investigation,” Abattam said.