Evangelist Prosper Peter Okwandu has revealed why he killed his childhood friend, Pastor Kelechi Iwuanyanwu, and two others in Umuahia, Abia State.
He said he plotted the killing for many decades because the deceased started avoiding him and refused to assist him financially after taking him to a herbalist.
He recalled how he assisted the pastor in the past and was expecting him to reciprocate when he began to do well.
“When his ministry was not doing well, he approached me for help and I took him to a native doctor in Ikare, Ondo state, who prepared a charm for him,” Peter said.
He said the charm was prepared to help the deceased to draw crowd to his ministry on the promise to reward him when things improved for him.
He said he was worried when Iwuanyanwu started making money in Umuahia but allegedly refused to assist him as promised.
He added that he recruited three persons that murdered Iwuanyanwu, his alleged mistress and Woman Leader in the church, Ruth Eze and Kalu Ikeagwu, the assistant pastor.
Iwuanyanwu, who was the founder of Winds of Glory Ministry, Umuahia, was murdered along with the two others at his residence, located at Umuobia Housing Estate in the early hours of October 14.
Narrating how the deceased was killed, the suspect said he and the hired killers laid an ambush in front of Mr Iwuanyanwu’s residence around midnight.
“As soon as he came back and opened the gate, the boys went into the apartment, where they matcheted the three of them to death,” he said.
He said the original plan was not to kill them, but that they were killed after one of the killers realised that he had been recognised by one of the deceased.
Peter said his plan was to attack the pastor and remove some of his valuables, which he intended to share with the assassins.