A 22-year-old woman, identified as Joy Uchechi Nwachukwu, has allegedly been killed by her colleagues in an attempt to steal the company’s money.
Joy Uchechi, who until her death worked as an accounting officer in a gas plant located in Imo State, is said to have gone to work on Monday, October 24, and that was the last she was seen.
Her family raised alarm when they didn’t hear from her or see her at the end of the work day, and her coworkers were unable to provide any information about her whereabouts.
The family members, led by one pastor, Mrs. Precious Abara, reported the case to the state’s police command, and officers sprung into action.
It was gathered that during the investigation, police discovered a shallow grave on the premises of the gas plant and exhumed Uchechi’s body.
It has now emerged that the victim was allegedly killed by her coworkers with a shovel and that 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
“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.” A family source told The Guardian.
The spokesperson for the state’s Police Command, Michael Abattam, confirmed the incident, noting that the Command was still
investigating the incident, and the suspects will be charged to court once investigation is complete.