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Notorious Kidnap Kingpin Henry Chibueze aka Vampire Shot Dead by Police



Henry Chibueze

The police said today they had killed a dreaded and deadly kidnap-for-ransom kingpin, Henry Chibueze, notoriously known as Vampire, in Omu Awa forest, Ikwerre Local Government Area in Rivers state.

Police Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said Chibueze was killed by the Police Special Forces, led by the IG’s Intelligence Response Team at 1AM on Thursday.

He said that 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 that the arrested members of the gang will be presented to newsmen and charged to court on completion of investigation.

Chibueze, the Vampire, was the criminal spirited away 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 which 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 Services (DSS), hence no alarm was raised when they were spotted at the court.

Chibueze who was paraded by the DSS before the state governor in 2015, admitted to carrying out several kidnap operations in the state and beyond before his arrest.

After Chibueze’s escape in January, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state announced a N5m bounty for information that would lead to his arrest.

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  1. o

    March 2, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Good!!! Since he doesn’t want to be in prison. Maybe the grave is a better option.

    • Jezebel

      March 2, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      “He was a victim of his time, a product of his age, there was no choosing his direction”…actually there was, dude was a greedy criminal.

  2. Maame

    March 2, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  3. Bella

    March 2, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Animal. Haaaaa !!!

  4. Gbogbo Bigz Girlz

    March 2, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    The 5m naira bounty worked. Well done gov, well done police!

  5. Authentic Sunshine

    March 2, 2017 at 6:58 pm


  6. Sultana

    March 2, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Hope it’s really him and not another bystander? Can’t trust the Nigerian police. That guy could be in Brazil or Kenya now

  7. orakwe Justice

    July 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    The way the cookie crumbles!!!

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