Mustapha Mohammed aka Mairutuwa, the leader of the kidnap gang that murdered Catholic seminarian, Michael Nnadi , of the good Shepherd Major Seminary in Kaduna state in January 2020, has given a reason why he killed late Nnadi depsite collecting ransom from the seminary school.
Recall that on January 9, some armed men stormed the Catholic seminary and kidnapped four seminarians, murdered one among them and released the remaining three on January 31 after they received a ransom from the seminary.
The remains of the fourth seminarian, 18-year-old Micheal Nnadi, was found during a bush on February 2nd. He was buried on February 11th .
In a chat with The Sun, Mustapha said from the day Nnadi was abducted, he kept preaching the gospel of Jesus to him and told him to his face to vary his evil ways or perish. He said late Nnadi didn’t allow him to possess peace as he continued preaching the gospel of Jesus to him even when he knew they weren’t of a similar faith. He said he didn’t just like the confidence displayed by Nnadi and that is why 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 is a seminary which they might make good money. According 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 varsity before they began the operation.
He also told of how that they had to use the mobile phone number of the deceased Nnadi, to place a call across to the varsity authorities to demand a N100 million ransom which was later reduced to N10 million paid by the varsity authorities for the discharge of the three seminarians.
Mustapha further revealed that that they had to force the varsity authorities to get recharge cards of the varied mobile telecommunications network totalling N30,000 and delivered to the spot where that they had agreed to gather the ransom.