It what could pass for a scene from a Hollywood film, unknown gunmen w stormed an Owerri court premises, Imo State, Friday, and whisked away a notorious criminal, whose name was given as Henry Nwabueze aka Viper, said to be standing trial for armed robbery and murder since July 2016.
A source said immediately the van conveying the gang member and others criminals to the court arrived the premises, six heavily armed men suddenly emerged from the blues and started shooting sporadically into the air to scare people from the scene and immediately went for their man and drove away with him in the midst of confusion that followed.
Scores were said to have been injured in the shootout.
The identity of the gunmen is yet unknown as the time of filing this report.
The Police is yet to issue statement.
More details later.