April 2, 2023



Imo Police arrest 2 over disappearance, homicide of gasoline plant cashier

The Imo State Police operatives have arrested two suspects over the disappearance and eventual homicide of the secretary and cashier of Halim 633 Synergy Cooking Gasoline Station, Miss Pleasure Uchechi Nwachukwu, aged 36 years.

In a press release issued by  the Imo Police spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, and made out there to Blueprint, it adopted a report of a lacking individual on the 24/10/2022 by the household of the younger girl who left dwelling for work on the gasoline plant located at Toronto/Street Security by MCC Street Owerri, Imo State and by no means returned dwelling.

“After a futile search, the household determined to complain to the Commissioner of Police by means of a petition written by one Pastor Mrs Treasured Abara. On receipt of the petition, it was instantly referred to the State Legal Intelligence and Investigation Division (SCIID) for discreet investigation. Detectives from the FORENSIC SECTION have been detailed to analyze together with a crew of CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATORS (CSI’s) led by Inspector Obele Fredrick.”

He additional narrated, “The investigating crew, on the 26/10/2022 at about 1200 hours, left the Police Headquarters to the scene of crime on investigation, armed with Forensic Tools.  On arrival, preliminary investigation revealed that Miss Pleasure Uchechi Nwachukwu who doubles because the Secretary/Cashier of the Gasoline Plant, takes the weekly cash gross sales to the financial institution on Tuesday’s and manages the day after day operating of the corporate as a result of the proprietor who resides overseas entrusted the enterprise in her care. These unfolding revelations gave the crew of detectives an perception into the puzzle surrounding the disappearance of the girl and a radical search was made within the premises of the complete gasoline station for clues. Sadly, nothing incriminating was found therefore they moved to the again of the Cooking Gasoline Station.

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“In the midst of looking, a blood stain was noticed on the wall of the fence, this made the crew to suspect foul play therefore, they fastidiously and professionally traced the blood stain to an space the place dried grasses have been packed deceptively with two heavy stones positioned on them to create an impression that nothing has been carried out across the space for a very long time. However, the operatives weren’t fooled. They eliminated the heavy stones, the grasses and gently dugged out the earth, alas an offensive stench oozed out. Excitedly, they dug additional solely to find it was a shallow grave, inside was a shovel and a cutlass and the decomposing physique of Miss Pleasure Uchechi Nwachukwu. Consequently, the corpse was exhumed, the shovel and cutlass recovered to the Station. Hypothetically, it’s fairly suspected that the 2 gadgets recovered within the shallow grave are the homicide weapons utilized in killing the sufferer.”

Abattam lastly disclosed that the corpse was later evacuated and deposited on the Federal Medical Centre mortuary for post-mortem, including that two suspects have been arrested and have been present process interrogation for the ugly homicide of Miss Pleasure Uchechi Nwachukwu, whereas two others have been on the run. 

He nonetheless, assured that police operatives weren’t relenting of their seek for the fleeing suspects and that throughout the shortest doable time, they’d be arrested and made to face the complete weight of the legislation.