According to a report by Punch, Ndukwe whose parents are well to do, rented the apartment and was living outside of the school campus where he was killed and robbed of his belongings by David and his friends identified as Friday Ayuba and Francis Amos. (pictured above)
Items stolen from the deceased included a Nissan Pathfinder with number plate, KRD109AD, two plasma TV sets, one home theatre and other valuables. When interrogated, David the security guard said he decided to kill and steal from his boss because he needed enough money to celebrate the forthcoming Christmas holiday
“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.”he said
His accomplice Ayuba confessed to stabbing the deceased in the stomach while the other accomplice Amos hit the deceased on the neck, causing him to become unconscious. He said that it was their other friend, Amos that first struck the victim in the neck while he stabbed the student in the stomach. “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.”
The Imo state Commissioner of Police, CP, Taiwo Lakanu while confirming the attack, said the suspects were arrested along West-End old Nekede road, Owerri in Imo state.