Gang leader, Bright Iheachi, said he ordered the killing of three Rivers undergraduates because of N4 million.
Bright Iheachi is a member of a kidnapping gang which was busted by the Rivers state police command
According to the police, the gang is responsible for the murder of Nelson Nwafor and Fortune Obemba, both students of the Rivers State University, RSU; and Joy Adoki, a student of Management Science in the University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT.
Briefing journalists at the police headquarters in Port Harcourt, Commissioner of police, Joseph Gobum Mukan said the three victims were kidnapped at Choba.
Leader of the gang, Bright Iheachi, who led police to the arrest of other gang members, said he ordered the killing because one of the victims ran away with his N4 million. He said the initial target was Nelson Nwafor who he claims betrayed him and fled to Ghana with his N4 million share of an undisclosed deal they struck last year.
He said he organized for Nelson to be kidnapped. However, on the day of the abduction, Nelson was with Fortune and Joy who were then abducted along with him.
“I was the person that ordered my colleagues to kill the three of them, but it was Nelson that I had wanted them to kill, but I later changed my mind and decided that the three of them be killed” he said.