Two Imo gas plant workers arrested for allegedly killing female cashier 

Suspected killers of Imo gas plant worker Joy Nwachukwu

Imo State Police Command has arrested two persons in connection with the killing of Joy Nwachukwu, 36, who has been missing since October.

Spokesman of the Command CSP Mike Abattam in a statement said Nwachukwu was a cashier at a gas plant.

Her corpse was discovered in the facility. One of the suspects is the plant’s manager.

The deceased’s family reported her missing since October 24.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that Miss Joy Uchechi Nwachukwu, who doubled as the secretary/cashier of the gas plant, took the weekly money of sales to the bank on Tuesdays and managed the day-to-day running of the company because the owner resided abroad,” Abattam said.

“These revelations gave the detectives an insight into the puzzle surrounding her disappearance and a thorough search was made in the premises of the entire gas station.

“Unfortunately, nothing incriminating was discovered, hence they moved to the back of the gas station and in the course of searching, a blood stain was observed on the wall of the fence. They traced the blood stain to an area where dried grasses were packed deceptively with two heavy stones placed on them to create an impression that nothing had been done in the area for a long time. They removed the stones, grasses and dug out the earth, alas a stench oozed out.

“They dug further and discovered it was a shallow grave. Inside was a shovel and a cutlass and the decomposing body of Miss Joy Uchechi Nwachukwu. The corpse was exhumed, the shovel and cutlass recovered. The corpse has been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) for autopsy.

“Two suspects have been arrested and are undergoing interrogation for the murder of Miss Joy Uchechi Nwachukwu, while two others are on the run.”