A security guard, who was recently arrested by the Imo State Police Command for allegedly stabbing his boss to death and stealing his belongings, said he committed the dastardly act because he wanted to celebrate Christmas lavishly.
Punch Metro learnt that the guard, David Kwaguru, and two of his friends killed a 25-year-old final year Civil Engineering student of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Imo State, Mr. Innocent Ndukwe, at the deceased’s residence at 18 Enuwa Street, Egbu in the Owerri North Local Government Area of the state.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, after killing the suspect, the security guard and two of his friends, Friday Ayuba and Francis Amos, made away with the deceased’s Nissan Pathfinder with number plate, KRD109AD, two plasma TV sets, one home theatre and other valuables.
Confessing to the crime, the security guard said that the rationale behind their evil act was that they needed money to celebrate Christmas next month.
He said, “Since oga Ndukwe had the money (because of his wealthy parents) and expensive household electronics, we decided to kill him, put the devices inside his vehicle and drive to Plateau State where we come from.
“We waited and monitored him. And when he went into the toilet, we broke the door open, tied his hands and legs and started stabbing him all over his body. We stabbed him several times in the neck and abdomen so that he would die quickly. After killing him, we drove off in the jeep only to be nabbed by the police at West End Road in Owerri.”
Also speaking, an accomplice, Ayuba, said that it was Amos that first struck the victim in the neck while he stabbed the student in the stomach.
He said, “It was Kwagwuru who told us about the student. Since we are all from the same state, we decided to run back to Plateau after the crime, and not to return to the South-East ever again. We also planned to sell the vehicle and other valuables and share the loot.”
While parading the suspects, the CP said the police control room got a call on the incident and policemen raced to the crime scene.
He said, “As a result, the assailants who tried to escape were subsequently apprehended along West-End old Nekede road, Owerri.”
He said that the deceased was found in a pool of blood in a toilet at his residence when policemen arrived.
Lakanu appealed to members of the public to always be careful when choosing the people they employ as security guards, lamenting that most security guards, more often than not, turn against their employers by collaborating with criminals to attack them.