Notorious Kidnapper, Chibueze aka Vampire, Killed by Police

The Police said Thursday they had killed a king pin of underworld in Imo State, Henry Chibueze, notoriously known as “Vampire”, in Omu Awa forest, Ikwerre Local Government Area in Rivers state.
According to the Police Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, Chibueze was killed by the Police special forces, led by the I-G’s Intelligence Response Team at 1 a.m. on Thursday.
He said five suspected members of the gang were also arrested and cache of arms and ammunition recovered from them.
The force spokesman said the gang had been responsible for so many kidnappings and robbery attacks in Imo, Abia, Rivers, Delta and other states in the South-East and South-South.
He said the arrested members of the gang would be presented to journalists and charged to court on completion of investigation.
Chibueze was rescued in a commando style by his gang members on January 27 in the premises of an Owerri High Court.
He was arrested in 2015 and had been in prison custody following the kidnap of the wife of a government official.
Chibueze, who was brought to the court along with other arrested suspects, escaped when gunmen in a sports utility vehicle that had been parked at the premises opened fire immediately he disembarked from the prison van.
The kidnapper was then spirited away by the gunmen, leaving five prisons officials and some bystanders wounded by the gunfire.
Two other suspects were taken along with him.
The public relations officer of Prisons, James Madugba, said the accomplices had been mistaken for operatives of the Department of State Security, hence no alarm was raised when they were spotted at the court.
Chibueze, who was paraded by the Department before the state Governor in 2015, admitted to having carried out several kidnappings in the state and beyond before his arrest.

Author: News Editor

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