Days after a Catholic seminarian identified as Micheal Nnadi of the Good Shepherd Major Seminary was murdered by a kidnap gang in January 2020, the leader of the kidnap gang identified as Mustapha Mohammed popularly known as Mairutuwa has revealed why he killed the late Nnadi despite collecting ransom from the seminary school.
Igbere TV had earlier reported that gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Wednesday night attacked the Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary situated in Kakau along Kaduna-Abuja road and whisk away with four seminarians.
It was also reported that Nnamdi Michael, one of the four seminarians abducted at the Good Shepard Catholic Major Seminary at Kakau village along the Kaduna-Abuja highway was found dead in a bush on Sunday.
Revealing why he killed the seminarian identified as Nnamdi, the leader of the gang said, from the day Nnadi was abducted, he kept preaching the gospel of Jesus to him and told him to his face to change his evil ways or perish.
He said late Nnadi did not allow him to have peace as he continued preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to him even when he knew they were not of the same faith.
He said that he did not like the confidence displayed by Nnadi and so he decided to kill him.
Mustapha who is currently in police custody with two other members of his gang, said they decided to invade the school because they knew it was a seminary and that they would make good money.
According to him, they got information about the seminary from a gang member who is a commercial motorcycle operator and lives very close to the school.
He said it took his colleague about five days to conduct proper surveillance on the school before they embarked on the operation.
He also told of how they had to use the mobile telephone number of the deceased Nnadi, to put a call across to the school authorities to demand a N100 million ransom which was later reduced to N10 million paid by the school authorities for the release of the three seminarians.
Mustapha further revealed that they had to force the school authorities to purchase recharge cards of the various mobile telecommunications network totalling N30,000 and brought to the spot where they had agreed to collect the ransom.