Most Wanted Notorious Kidnapping Kingpin Killed In Rivers

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Most wanted notorious kidnapping kingpin, Henry Chibueze, (AKA) Vampire who escaped from prison custody on January 27,2017, when some gunmen believed to be his gang members invaded the Owerri High Court in Imo State and rescued him, killing two persons while many others sustained bullet wounds, has been killed in a gun duel with the police.

HardReporters correspondent in Rivers state learnt that Vampire was killed early hours of Thursday when operatives from the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, deployed to Imo State, by the IGP, Ibrahim Idris, to track down Vimpire and other members of his gang.

It was gathered that the suspect was trailed to his hideout in Omu-Awa forest in Ikwerre, local government area of Rivers State.

Our correspondent learnt that five other members of Vampire’s gang, were also arrested by the IGP crack team led by one Assistant Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, in Imo, Abia and Rivers States and current in the custody of the Imo State Police Command, Owerri, after confessing during interrogation to have been behind the rescuing of Vampire from Owerri High Court.

“Vampire was arrested by the Department of Security Services (DSS) sometime in 2015 after about five years of unsuccessful manhunt. Vampire had
terrorized, kidnapped, and killed over 400 innocent souls in both the South East and South South geo-political zones before his arrested in 2015 in the house of his elder brother’s wife, in Ohafia, Abia State, where he had gone to treat himself of several bullet wounds. He also operated from Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire, and other west African countries.

“Unrepentant Vampire sometimes on the 16 of February 2013, stormed the home of his girlfriend, Sandra Ijedinma, at Igando area of Lagos State, with an AK47 assault rifle and opened fire on everyone present in the apartment, killing his girlfriend, her elder sister, Praise Ozor and her two children. Not satisfied, he proceeded to a nearby street where one of Sandra’s elder sisters resided and killed the woman and three of her children, because his girlfriend allegedly stole the sum of N45 million belonging to him.

“While the search for him went cold in Lagos, Vampire have to regrouped with his gang in Imo State and they coordinated several kidnappings in the South East and South South, where he kidnapped and killed most of his victims, including the wife of a royal father in Imo State and an official of the Imo State Environmental Transformation Commission. But, luck ran out on him, when he attempted to kidnap the tribunal Judges, handling Election Petition in Imo State, at their lodge, in Disney Hotels, along Onitsha -Owerri Road.” our source narrated.

HardReporters would also recalled that after the rescue of Vampire by his gang at the court premises, a bounty of N5million was offered by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, for any information that could lead to his arrest, before the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, swiftly deployed his operatives from the IRT to track down the fleeing suspect.

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